James "Scotty" Doohan's ashes will be shot into space in October. Doohan died two one years ago today. From the BBC News:
In a letter to fans last year, Doohan's widow, Wende, said the actor would have "given almost anything to be able to actually go into space".Link
"He finally gets his wish, I can't think of a more fitting send-off than having some of his fans attend this, his final journey," she said.
The flights have been arranged by Texas company Space Services, which previously sent the ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and 1960s drug guru Timothy Leary into space.