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Rocket Launches Star Trek's 'Scotty' and 200 Others Into Space

Unlike most of those who have passed on, Star Trek actor James Doohan, best known as "Scotty", wasn't laid to rest six feet under the earth. Instead, the famous Canadian-born actor was officially "beamed up" yesterday, even though he died a couple ... years ago at the ripe age of 85. The unorthodox ceremony lifted the ashes of some 200 people into the edge of space over New Mexico's desert base, "Truth or Consequences." Hundreds of onlookers applauded as the slim, twenty-foot rocket spiraled up towards the heavens. As mentioned, Doohan is most remembered for his supporting role on Gene ... (view more)

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