Sacramento lady’s ashes headed to house for her ‘final journey’

Sacramento lady’s ashes headed to house for her ‘final journey’

Sacramento lady’s ashes to be shot into house for her ‘final journey’

For 1000’s of years individuals have gazed into the sky and puzzled ‘What lies past the heavens? What may probably be among the many stars?’ And for a choose few, the reply is ‘my ashes.’



DID YOU KNOW AFTER A PERSON DIES, THEY CAN HAVE A PORTION OF THEIR CREMATED ASHES SENT INTO SPACE? THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK FOR ONE SACRAMENTO WOMAN. KCRA 3’S ERIN HEFT INTRODUCES US A SOUL, WHO WILL SOON BE AMONG THE STARS. ERIN: FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, PEOPLE HAVE GAZED INTO THE SKY, AND WONDERED WHAT LAYS IN THE HEAVENS, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE AMONG THE STARS AND FOR A SELECT FEW, THE ANSWER IS US. >> WE TURN OVER THE CAPSULES TO THEM, THE ROCKET SCIENTISTS INTEGRATE, AND THEN WE FLY >> THAT’S COLBY YOUNGBLOOD, PRESIDENT OF CELESTIS, A COMPANY THAT SENDS CREMATED ASHES OF LOVED ONES, AND EVEN DNA OF THE LIVING, INTO SPACE. >> IT’S JUST OVERWHELMINGLY SATISFYING FOR THE FAMILIES, THEY GET TO SEE THEIR LOVED ONE TAKE OFF ON THIS ROCKET AND IT PROVIDES A KIND OF CLOSURE THAT, I DON’T WANT TO SAY THEY MAY NOT GET IN ANY OTHER WAY, BUT THAT KIND OF CLOSURE IS VERY POWERFUL FOR THE FAMILIES >> YOU SEE, THE COMPANY TAKES ABOUT A GRAM OF ASHES, CAPSULIZES IT, AND THAT GETS ATTACHED AS A SECONDARY PAYLOAD ON A ROCKET. THEY’VE SHOT ABOUT 1700 PEOPLE OUT OF THIS WORLD, AND ONE SACRAMENTO WOMAN, IS UP NEXT. >> HOW WOULD YOU EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE YOUR SISTER? >> VERY OUTGOING, IF SHE ASKED YOU, DO YOU WANT TO GO HERE? AND YOU’RE SAYING HOLD ON SHE WOULD SAY I GOT TO GO LET’S GO >> HER SISTER WAS SY VANG, A SENIOR PARALEGAL, TURNED ADVENTURE LOVER. AFTER RAISING HER SON, VANG, DECIDED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD EXPERIENCING EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING. THIS IS SY TREKKING TO EVEREST’S BASE CAMP. AND THIS ONE OF HER TRAVELS TO PETRA JORDAN, AND EGYPT, INDIA, LONDON. SHE TRAVELED TO OVER 30 COUNTRIES, AND SHE WASN’T JUST A VISITOR, SHE GAVE BACK, WORKING WITH REFUGEES AND TEACHING CHILDREN. WELL, THIS WEEK HER SISTER IS GIVING SY, ONE LAST ADVENTURE. >> WHAT ARE YOU PERSONALLY MOST EXCITED ABOUT SENDING YOUR SISTER TO SPACE? >> IT’S JUST A POINT OF ALLOWING HER TO, GIVING HER THAT OPPORTUNITY AND A WAY TO HONOR HER >> SY WILL BE ON A ROCKET OUT OF SPACEPORT AMERICA. THE AURORA FLIGHT, EARTHRISE. SHOT INTO THE SKY, TO EXPERIENCE SUBORBITAL MICRO GRAVITY, OR MORE EASILY SAID ‘ ’WEIGHTLESSNESS’ COMING BACK TO EARTH BY WAY OF A PARACHUTE. A KEEPSAKE, FOR THOSE OF US STILL ON EARTH, TO CHERISH FOR A LIFETIME. IN SACRAMENTO, ERIN HEFT, KCRA3 NEWS. >> YOU LEARNED SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY. THIS IS INCREDIBLE. CELESTIS OFFERS FOUR DIFFERET SPACEFLIGHTS, FOR CREMATED ASHES. EARTH RISE, WHICH IS A LAUNCH TO SPACE THAT COMES BACK TO EARTH. THERE IS EARTH ORBIT, WHICH CIRCLES EARTH. LUNA, WHICH LAUNCHES INTO LUNAR ORBIT OR THE MOON’S SURFACE. AND VOYAGER, WHICH LAUNCHES ASHES INTO DEEP SPAC

Sacramento lady’s ashes to be shot into house for her ‘final journey’

For 1000’s of years individuals have gazed into the sky and puzzled ‘What lies past the heavens? What may probably be among the many stars?’ And for a choose few, the reply is ‘my ashes.’

For 1000’s of years, individuals have gazed into the sky and puzzled “What lies past the heavens? What may probably be among the many stars?” And for a choose few, the reply is “My ashes.”An organization known as Celestis sends cremated stays of family members, and DNA of the dwelling, into house.The corporate takes between one and 7 grams of human ashes, locations them inside a capsule and has them hooked up as a secondary payload on a rocket.The staff at Celestis stated they’ve labored in tandem with SpaceX, Spaceport American and others to shoot over 1,700 individuals into house since their first launch in 1997.“It’s simply overwhelmingly satisfying for the households, they get to see their liked one takeoff on this rocket and it gives a form of closure,” stated the president of Celestis, Colby Youngblood.This week, a Sacramento space lady, Sy Vang, will be a part of the elite group of individuals to grace outer house after loss of life.KCRA 3 spoke with Wendy Yang, Sy’s sister over Zoom. Wendy was touring to the launch website in New Mexico the place her sister’s ashes will quickly be shot into orbit.“When handed, and I had her cremated, I used to be pondering what’s one other factor that she will do? She hasn’t traveled to house,” stated Yang as she giggled over Zoom.In life, Sy is described by her family members as kindhearted, loving and stuffed with journey.Sy labored within the Sacramento space as a paralegal, and after elevating her son, she determined to journey the world.In accordance with the Yang household, Sy traveled to over 30 completely different nations, climbed to the bottom camp of Mt. Everest and labored with refugees whereas educating youngsters all over the world.Sy died in Nov. 2020 after problems with ovarian most cancers.The Yang household stated this can be a approach to honor Sy, permitting her the final journey, even when it’s after her lifetime.Celestis provides 4 completely different spaceflights:Earth Rise: A launch to house and return to EarthEarth Orbit: Launch into Earth’s orbitLuna: Launch to lunar orbit or surfaceVoyager: Launch into deep house

For 1000’s of years, individuals have gazed into the sky and puzzled “What lies past the heavens? What may probably be among the many stars?” And for a choose few, the reply is “My ashes.”

An organization known as Celestis sends cremated stays of family members, and DNA of the dwelling, into house.

The corporate takes between one and 7 grams of human ashes, locations them inside a capsule and has them hooked up as a secondary payload on a rocket.

The staff at Celestis stated they’ve labored in tandem with SpaceX, Spaceport American and others to shoot over 1,700 individuals into house since their first launch in 1997.

“It’s simply overwhelmingly satisfying for the households, they get to see their liked one takeoff on this rocket and it gives a form of closure,” stated the president of Celestis, Colby Youngblood.

This week, a Sacramento space lady, Sy Vang, will be a part of the elite group of individuals to grace outer house after loss of life.

KCRA 3 spoke with Wendy Yang, Sy’s sister over Zoom. Wendy was touring to the launch website in New Mexico the place her sister’s ashes will quickly be shot into orbit.

“When [my sister] handed, and I had her [body] cremated, I used to be pondering what’s one other factor that she will do? She hasn’t traveled to house,” stated Yang as she giggled over Zoom.

In life, Sy is described by her family members as kindhearted, loving and stuffed with journey.

Sy labored within the Sacramento space as a paralegal, and after elevating her son, she determined to journey the world.

In accordance with the Yang household, Sy traveled to over 30 completely different nations, climbed to the bottom camp of Mt. Everest and labored with refugees whereas educating youngsters all over the world.

Sy died in Nov. 2020 after problems with ovarian most cancers.

The Yang household stated this can be a approach to honor Sy, permitting her the final journey, even when it’s after her lifetime.

Celestis provides 4 completely different spaceflights:

  • Earth Rise: A launch to house and return to Earth
  • Earth Orbit: Launch into Earth’s orbit
  • Luna: Launch to lunar orbit or floor
  • Voyager: Launch into deep house