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Aerial Burial

Re-enter the atmosphere with flame and fire works and nary a land you touch.
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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 so is 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.

sartep, Jul 27 2003

The [thumbwax] version. http://www.halfbake...a/departee_20popper
Also see [polartomato]'s link. [angel, Oct 05 2004]

Angels Flight (sic) http://www.angels-flight.net/
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]

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       Kind of redefines Terminal Velocity, doesn't it? +
thumbwax, Jul 28 2003
  

       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.
beauxeault, Jul 28 2003
  

       // creamation //   

       Surely they do this to you when you're already creamed?
saker, Jul 28 2003
  

       //chunky mist //   

       That's a really beautiful picture.
What is this current fascination with burials all about?
k_sra, Jul 28 2003
  

       This was in a short story by Ray Bradbury, except it happens not by design but by accident.
snarfyguy, Jul 28 2003
  

       Baked in the Columbia.
simonj, Jul 28 2003
  

       I'd buy a ticket (+)
FloridaManatee, Jul 28 2003
  

       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.
Eugene, Apr 05 2004
  
      
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