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+ - Suborbital Cremated Remains Go Misssing

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SeaDour
SeaDour writes "Earlier it was reported that the cremated remains of Jimmy Doohan (aka "Scotty") and Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper were successfully launched along with the remains of 198 other individuals on a suborbital rocket from Spaceport America in New Mexico. The rocket was tracked by the nearby White Sands Missile Range, but it seems that they have been unable to find it since it landed in the nearby mountains. "...the general location of the rocket hardware is known within some 1,300 feet (400 meters) or so. But given the dense vegetation on the side of the mountain being searched, along with equipment available to the search team, pinpointing the exact locale has proven a tough assignment.""

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