Delay DeForest Kellywho played Dr. Leonard “Bons” McCoy in “Star Trek”, will join his team Nichelle Nichols“Ashes in a unique way… they both go into deep space.
A sample of Jackson’s DNA will be sent aboard a United Launch Alliance “Vulcan” rocket along with Nichelle’s remains during its launch into space later this year…creating a once-in-a-lifetime reunion mission.
The announcement comes on the 56th anniversary of the first episode of the OG TV series…also known as “Star Trek Day”. Charles M. SchafferCelestis, co-founder of Celestis, says, “No mission to deep space would be complete without the ship’s doctor.”
DeForest, best known for his role as Dr. Bones, died of stomach cancer in 1999, but a close family friend and caregiver named DeForest. Chris Smith He told TMZ that she kept a lock of his hair this entire time. She donated it to Celestis so her friend could take “one last trip into interstellar space.”
She adds, “I think Dee would have loved ‘going for galactic jumping’ again with his fellow cast and crew.”
DeForest and Nichelle won’t be alone… As we reported, the relics of the “ST” creator Jane RoddenberryTogether with the actors James Doohan (“Scotty”) and Magle Barrett Roddenberry (“Nurse Chapel”) will all be on board when launched into orbit around the Sun.
Celestis Enterprise Flight is set to boldly exceed the Earth-Moon system, traveling between 150 million and 300 million kilometers deep into space.
More than 150 different capsules will be launched from the rocket during the mission… along with DNA, cremated remains, and honor letters written by fans will also be sent.