- Celestis, Inc. announced that in honor of Presidents’ Day and some of the nation’s greatest leaders, they will be launching authenticated DNA of American Presidents.
- Humanity’s first deep space time capsule, Enterprise Flight, will carry the DNAs of George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Regan.
- Hair samples of the Presidents will be included on a spacecraft containing DNA, cremated remains, and MindFiles of more than 200 individuals.
PRESS RELEASE — Houston, Texas / February 20, 2023 — Celestis, Inc., the pioneer and global leader in memorial spaceflights, announced today that in honor of Presidents’ Day and some of the nation’s greatest leaders, they will be launching what we believe to be authenticated DNA of American Presidents George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Regan on their upcoming historic Enterprise Flight, humanity’s first deep space time capsule. This, in turn, will make it the first time in history that any president has gone to space in any fashion symbolically or otherwise.
“Our Enterprise Flight is an historic mission by any standard,” said Charles M. Chafer, Co-Founder & CEO of Celestis, Inc. “The overarching goal of Celestis is to assist human expansion throughout the solar system. By adding the DNA of these American icons to Enterprise, we establish a precursor for future human missions, and add to the historical record of human exploration of deep space.”
“What a tremendous honor to work with Celestis to launch these four esteemed U.S. Presidents on our Vulcan launch vehicle,” said Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance.