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Star Trek Actor's Ashes Beamed Up Into Space

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:44 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:05 PM ET

AP:

The cremated remains of actor James Doohan, who portrayed engineer "Scotty" on "Star Trek," and of Apollo 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper soared into suborbital space Saturday aboard a rocket.

It was the first successful launch from Spaceport America, a commercial spaceport being developed in the southern New Mexico desert.

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