Apr 10, 2023
T MINUS 8...7...: Rod Roddenberry Looks Back on His Parents' Legacy As Their Ashes Head Into the Final Frontier
Late last year, Celestis Memorial Spaceflights announced their next flight. Dubbed the Enterprise mission, it will see the remains of several Star Trek luminaries journeying into the Final Frontier on the Vulcan Centaur rocket. Since the announcement, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing friends and family members of the late, great cast and crew who will be blasting off next month. Throughout the month of April, I’ll be releasing those interviews. Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the creator and First Lady of Star Trek, are going on the voyage. In fact, the Enterprise mission began as an idea of Majel’s. I talked to their son, Rod Roddenberry, a few months ago, and I took a few minutes to ask him about it.
The Enterprise mission is scheduled to blast off on May 4, 2023, and you’ll be able to stream it live. Launch dates and times can change up to the last minute based on a number of variables, including weather conditions, so for the latest launch status, head over to www.celestis.com/launch-schedule/enterprise-flight/.