Moon could become the final resting place thanks to a commercial service that hopes to send human ashes to the moon with robots.
Celestis company promises to provide this service next year. Costs start at 10,000 dollars for a small amount of ash, writes Reuters.
Charles Chafer, president of the company, says he expects the first such monthly mission to send a thousand capsules with human ashes. "The moon is a special place, " he explains.
He says he already has clients who want the moon to be the last place where they travel.
The company was first sent into space the ashes of hundreds of people in 14 countries. Among them, U.S. astronaut Gordon Cooper and character Scotty in "Star Trek" actor James Doohan.