Last Wills – Gene Roddenberry
Gene Roddenberry (Eugene Wesley Roddenberry)
Born August 19, 1921 – Died October 24, 1991
American television screenwriter, producer, creator of the original Star Trek television series
Last Wills – Gene Roddenberry – Ashes
In 1992, some of Roddenberry’s ashes were flown into space, and returned to Earth, on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-52.
On April 21, 1997, a Celestis spacecraft with 7 grams (a quarter of an ounce) of the cremated remains of Roddenberry, along with those of Timothy Leary, Gerard K. O’Neill and 21 other people, was launched into Earth orbit aboard a Pegasus XL rocket from a site near the Canary Islands.