Scotty's (Star Trek) ashes brought to the ISS

Scotty's (Star Trek) ashes brought to the ISS
Eventually the last wishes of James Doohan, better known as Scotty (Montgomery Scott) from Star Trek, were granted: he passed away in 2005 at the age of 85, his ashes were brought to the International Space Station on a worthy secret mission. of one of the episodes of the series.

Star Trek: Richard Garriott took Scotty to the station

In 2008, videogame author and astronaut Richard Garriott took care of it in secret, for many more simply Lord British and father of the Ultima series. On the eve of his journey to the ISS he was contacted by Doohan's son who asked him to hide part of the ashes inside his luggage. This is his testimony in an interview just published in the pages of The Times.

It was completely clandestine. Her family was very happy that the ashes were brought up there, but disappointed that they couldn't talk about it publicly for so long. Enough time has now passed and we can do it.

Another part of Scotty's ashes was aboard the SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket launched in 2008 but crashed a few minutes later the launch. In 2012 Elon Musk's group tried again with the Falcon 9.

Class of 1920, Doohan was born in Ontario, Canada. He participated in the Normandy landings where he was injured by losing a finger on his right hand. In 1984 he collaborated with Marc Okrand in the creation of the Klingon language. Maybe not everyone is aware of it, but he also appeared in some episodes of the Beautiful series playing the character Damon Warwick.

Source: The Times