Two failures so far. The first they reclaimed his ashes, this time round they got scattered on the winds. Apparently there is a "backup" store of some of his ashes to try again.
James Doohan's ashes 'lost in space'
Wednesday, August 6 2008, 11:13 BST
By Alex Fletcher, Entertainment Reporter
The third attempt to send Star Trek actor James Doohan's ashes into space has failed.
Doohan's remains were on board Spacex's Falcon 1 rocket, which exploded five minutes after take-off on Saturday.
Ashes of 207 other people, including US astronaut Gordon Cooper were also on board.
The Canadian's son Ehrich Blackhound commented: "My dad believed in human ingenuity, and he believed in mankind's destiny beyond the exosphere.
"That it would take several attempts in these early stages to successfully achieve orbit would not have fazed him."
A spokesperson for Celestis, the firm that organises the space burials, claimed they had back up supplies for all passengers that weren't recovered
The actor's ashes were lost in 2007 on a rocket flight, but they were found three weeks later on a hillside in New Mexico.
Doohan, who played the Starship Enterprise's chief engineer Scotty in the popular sci-fi series, died in 2005 from pneumonia and Alzheimer's.