James Doohan, best known as Scotty on the original Star Trek ("TOS"), died back in July of this year. In a news story reported by Reuters his remains will be shot into space on December 6th aboard Space Service's, Inc's Explorers Flight. Apparently this was his wish. 120 others will also be shot into space with him, of which at least one is an unidentified former astronaut.
Unfortunetly known of them will remain in space for ever. The orbit they will be put into will keep them up there for at least 50 years, and up to 200 years.
Apparently those so wishing can record a message for Mr. Doohan that will be launched into space with him.