James Doohan, the man who played Montgomery Scott on Star Trek will have his ashes blasted into space within the next month.
The company that does this, Celestis, contracts aerospace companies to launch ashes into space for $495 per person. Though Doohan died in July of 2005, it's taken this long to make the arrangements to get him into space.
Of course, if Scotty were running the show, it would have been done a long time ago, though he would have bitched the entire time. In addition to Doohan, former astronaut Gordon 'Gordo' Cooper will be launched in the same flight. Imagine the conversation those two would have. Actually, it would probably sound all dusty, since they're urns full of dead ashes.
Yahoo! News: Doohan's ashes to be blasted into space