Friday, May 11, 2007

From the files of "you've got to be kidding"

A news article reports that the cremated remains of at least 200 people, including those of Star Trek's James Doohan (Scotty) and astronaut Gordon Cooper were lost in the mountains of New Mexico:

"After a successful blastoff from New Mexico's Spaceport America on April 28th, the UP Aerospace SpaceLoft XL rocket and its payload nosed into space on a suborbital trajectory. As part of launch operations, the rocket was tracked by specialists at the neighboring White Sands Missile Range. While all went well with the flight, the rocket components parachuted into rough and tumble terrain. But given the dense vegetation on the side of the mountain being searched, along with equipment available to the search team, pinpointing the exact locale has proven a tough assignment."

Please, no "beam me up Scotty" jokes...although it's what I was thinking! Oy vey!


  1. Whoa!! What a minute here. I read about this rocket taking these ashes up into space, but why did they NOT go INTO space, WHY did they wind up in New Mexico of all god-forsaken places?? And how can they say "while all went well" unless they were trying to hit the mountain??? Oy Gevult!

  2. The phrase "Beam me up Scotty" was never ever used on any Star Trak episode.I just thought you would like to know that.