TORONTO – Scotty’s ashes are heading for orbit.
And his legions of fans can go along for the ride. Or at least their best wishes can.
Some of the remains of Vancouver, British Columbia-born actor James Doohan will be launched into space some time in February or March.
Doohan died in his Redmond, Wash., home at 85 in July. He memorably played chief engineer Montgomery Scott of the starship Enterprise on the original “Star Trek” sci-fi series and subsequent big-screen adventures.
Susan Schonfeld, a spokeswoman for the Houston-based Space Services Inc., which has been arranging memorial space flights for several years, said details will be posted online at www.spaceservicesinc.com – where fans of Scotty can also post a few words of tribute that will be sent up as part of the Falcon 1 rocket’s payload at no extra charge.