Qagh'a'mey lubachHata' !
Or,...how do you say "Oops!" in Vulcan??
The payload container carrying experiments and the cremated ashes of some 200 dearly departed people — a cargo that includes remains of the beloved "Scotty" of "Star Trek" fame — has been recovered in the New Mexico mountains.
"It has been found. It is in good shape," Eric Knight, co-founder of the rocket firm, UP Aerospace, that launched the cargo, told SPACE.com Friday.
That payload section of UP Aerospace's second SpaceLoft XL rocket landed in rough mountainous terrain in the White Sands Missile Range after blasting off April 28th from New Mexico's Spaceport America.
The suborbital rocket shot the payload section up into space, with the booster stage and the top section individually parachuting back down to terra firma.
Tucked aboard the rocket were a series of experiments and the ashes of 200 people, including actor James Doohan — who portrayed the plucky Starship Enterprise engineer Scotty on television's "Star Trek" — as well as the remains of Gordon Cooper, one of NASA's seven original Mercury astronauts.