Just want to be on the record: They’ve found the rocket containing the ashes of James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty on the original Star Trek; Gordon Cooper, the Mercury astronaut; and about 200 other people whose families had arranged to have them launched into suborbital space. (You’ll recall the rocket was launched in late April, but its payload was lost in the New Mexico mountains.)
So it’s all over, the families can have the ashes back, and there’s plenty of embarrassment to go around.
I might have expected the company’s website to be filled with public apologies. But Celestis, Inc., which organized the flight, has barely updated its homepage, and UP Aerospace offers you the chance to buy mission patches that were carried in the rocket ("Only 75 space-flown patches available!").
If you have clear weather tonight (which counts out the northeastern U.S.), take a look after sunset at the crescent Moon in the east. That’ll be Venus right next to it.