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Space Is Not Scotty's Final Frontier

8/4/2008 5:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

James DoohanIf James "Scotty" Doohan from "Star Trek" was alive today, he wouldn't be happy with what just happened to his ashes.

Doohan's ashes, along with 200 other people's remains, were supposed to be released into space on Saturday night by a rocket also carrying three satellites -- but the rocket never made it into orbit. It's currently in a bunch of pieces in a bunch of different places.

Real-life astronaut and original Mercury 7 crew member Gordon Cooper's ashes also were lost during the botched mission.

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DENISE DENISE DENISE    

FIRRRRRRSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTT chaka khan

2210 days ago
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Al    

Uh, I think it's in my backyard.

2210 days ago
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Al    

I could have done better with an Estes rocket.

2210 days ago
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pimp    

...and this is why it is a bad idea to rocket launch all nuclear waste into the Sun....well until we get that space elevator working (you people with an IQ over 140 know what I'm talking about)

2210 days ago
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!!    

People REEEAAAALLLY need to STOP dumping crap in space.

It's bad enough we've ruined our planet. It's HORRIBLE how people are Hell Bent on turning outter space and other planets into dumping sites.

2210 days ago
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What?    

Are you kidding me?

2210 days ago
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Dick Pudenda    

Hummmm. Lost in Space! Wasn't there a series . . . .DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER - those are not forest fire ashes on your car!

2210 days ago
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Rika    

well that totally sucks, doesn't it :(

2210 days ago
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AmandaLH    

Too bad he wasn't in Lost in Space instead of Star Trek...

So the rocket launched, but they lost communication? Or was it misplaced before launch, and in that case they're all morons.

Hey pimp, what does the space elevator have to do with anything? It'll get stuff into orbit safer and cheaper, but doesn't guarantee it'll go where its supposed to after that. Besides, you come up with 100 miles of carbon nanotubes and we'll tallk.

2210 days ago
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pimp    

Amanda, that's kind of talk get's me hot and bothered. j/k Launching into orbit is the most dangerous part, once you have the stuff in outer space is a lot easier to correct orbit...and yeah, you'll need a heck of a lot more nanotubes...more like 35,786Km of them

2210 days ago
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The Observer    

The rocket encountered a wormhole and is now 1,4 trillion light years from Earth, orbiting another class M planet in the solar system with three suns.

2210 days ago
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BOEING 787    

The Falcon 1 rocket has failed three times, every single launch.

2210 days ago
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rachel    

HA HA!

2210 days ago
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gunnbr    

Uhhhh.... are you sure about this? According to this story from April of last year, his ashes made it to space successfully:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6601221.stm

2210 days ago
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Baseball Junkie    

The Observer, lol. I like your theory.

Go Sox

2209 days ago
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