One of these things is not like the other…

From the CBC:

James Doohan’s ashes headed for orbit

Plans are on schedule for the remains of Star Trek actor James Doohan to head to a final frontier on Saturday.

The Vancouver-born actor’s ashes are to be launched into suborbital space on a rocket launched from a private desert spaceport near Upham, N.M.

So which is it, CBC? Are the ashes going into orbit, or just on a suborbital flight? Big difference. One way, the ashes remain in space for a considerable amount of time stretching all the way up to permanently, depending on the orbit. The other way, the ashes are (presumably) scattered at the edge of space and simply merge with the upper fringes of the atmosphere.

But you can’t have both, so it’s a rather glaring contradiction between headline and story.

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