James Doohan, the late actor who played Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the early "Star Trek" franchise, was beamed up to space, as portions of his remains were aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched earlier this week.
Seven grams of Doohan are now floating in space on the second stage of the rocket and will remain there for about a year.
Doohan, who had portions of his remains flown into space on a previous commercial mission as directed in his will, was not alone on the Falcon 9. He was joined by the remains of 318 other people and Gordon Cooper, one of NASA's original astronauts.
Cooper, whose remains also accompanied those of Doohan's back in 2007, flew into space while he was alive twice in the '60s, on missions for the Mercury and Gemini programs.