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Space Burials a Bargain for Japanese

Space … the Final Frontier. And now you can be buried out in the black cheaper than down on Earth, especially if you’re from Japan.

For $1,990, Elysium Space Inc. is offering a service in Japan to send a portion of a person’s cremated remains in a capsule that will circle the earth for several months. That compares to the roughly $27,400 (2.7 million yen) cost of renting a burial plot and buying a tomb stone in Tokyo.