To want to have your remains put in to an Urn and attached to a meteorological balloon in order for them to float 30,000m (100,000ft) above your homeland might wellÂ appear to most on the outside a rather odd sort of last request for a grandmother to make to her grandson.
But that’s exactly what 82-year-old Pat Sinclare who died in January requested of her grandson Chester Mojay-Sinclair to make her final wish come true.
The grandmother’s last adventure saw her ashes released into the stratosphere above Great Yarmouth, Nolfolk, UK, after she was inspired by her grandsons project last year when he lauched a potato dressed as Father Christmas into the Earth’s atmosphere using a specialist meteorologicalÂ balloon.
By using a mechanism on the balloon her ashes were then finally set free.
“Gran saw the newspaper cuttings from the time I sent an organic potato into space.
“A family member mentioned it off the cuff that you could send ashes into space and my gran said it would be a great idea.
“It was a wonderful way to say goodbye.
‘I miss her deeply but to commemorate her life in this special way made all the difference”, said enterprising 22-year-old Chester Mojay-Sinclare who’s now set up Stardustashes offering exclusive space services for human and pet ashes to be scattered in the stratosphere at Â£4,950 for each of his customers final flights.