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James Doohan's ashes shot into space

May 23, 2012 at 8:44 PM

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- The ashes of late Canadian actor James Doohan have been successfully sent into Earth orbit via SpaceX's unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, E! News reported.

The "Star Trek" icon died in 2005 after a battle with pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. He was 85.

A 2008 attempt to launch Doohan's ashes into space -- in accordance with his wishes -- was a failure, E! said.

His dream came true, however, when his remains, along with those of more than 300 other deceased individuals, were released into the cosmos Tuesday, the report said.

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