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Re-enter the atmosphere with flame and fire works and nary a land you touch.
Why scatter the ashes from an
airplane when you can have your
body re-enter the atmosphere with
magnesium and other elements that
make wonderful fireworks. An
ultraflammable case to ensure a
complete creamation by the time you
reach the lower atmosphere.
Funerals are expensive and
space travel. It can cost up to 90k
USD to barely scrape lower earth
orbit. The viewing of the creamation
can be watched by a large audience
anywhere in the world at anytime.
The [thumbwax] version.
Also see [polartomato]'s link. [angel, Oct 05 2004]
Angels Flight (sic)
Almost baked, just lower altitude. "Using proprietary technology, the cremated remains are loaded into specially modified fireworks shells ... Fired into the sky as part of the service, the cremains are scattered within the brilliant colors and patterns of the fireworks display." [kropotkin, Oct 05 2004]
||Kind of redefines Terminal Velocity, doesn't it? +
||Make sure the ultraflammable case is also airtight and capable of withstanding 1 atm. pressure from within, or you'll only have a chunky mist making re-entry.
Surely they do this to you when you're already creamed?
That's a really beautiful picture.
What is this current fascination with burials all about?
||This was in a short story by Ray Bradbury, except it happens not by design but by accident.
||I wanna be blown up when I die. Just cover me with plastic explosive and press that detonator button. And the steps in between too.