A rocket which will blast the ashes of STAR TREK star James Doohan into space has had its take-off delayed because of engine trouble.

The Falcon One was to take the remains of Doohan, who played engineer MONTGOMERY "SCOTTY" SCOTT aboard the fictional Starship Enterprise, from California into space next month (DEC05) but the launch is now scheduled for January (06) instead.

CHARLES CHAFER of Space Services Inc says, "They had an engine test they didn't like so they will do another month of testing."

Canadian born Doohan died in July (05) at the age of 85, and had asked that his ashes be sent to the final frontier when he was gone.