STAR TREK star Patrick Stewart is planning a funeral fitting his sci-fi past - he wants to be launched into space.

The 64-year-old actor has already decided how he wants to depart the earth, and he plans to use his links with the hit show to make sure his send off is a spectacular one.

Englishman Stewart says, "I'd use my influence with Star Trek's numerous advisers at NASA to ensure that my ashes were launched from the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER on a shuttle from Cape Canaveral. And then, once in orbit, I'd be dumped. I think it's just the drama of being able to leave the Earth like that."

17/01/2005 03:13