Celestis is a company that conducts memorial spaceflights, launching spacecraft to, and returning from, space in order to honor and remember lives dedicated to exploration, adventure and humanity’s presence among the stars. It’s a fitting journey for SSL’s Mike Lampton: scientist, astronaut, inventor, entrepreneur, and beloved husband and father. Mike passed away in June after working at SSL for fifty-four illustrious and prolific years. He will travel on two spaceflights, Enterprise on December 24 (along with James Doohan, Gene and Majel Roddenberry, Nichelle Nichols and DeForest Kelley) and Harmony in March. This was noted in this LA Times article. The journeys will offer live satellite tracking. Let’s celebrate Mike’s memory as he makes his final flights!