TUCSON, Ariz. (KVOA) – The largest group of Native Americans in the U.S., the Navajo Nation, is asking the White House to delay a flight heading to the moon Monday.
The “Peregrine Mission One” is supposed to take 66 cremated human remains to be buried on the moon. However, the Navajo Nation says that would be an insult to many indigenous cultures because they feel it’s disrespectful to the moon.
Several private companies that provide these lunar burial services are paying to hitch a ride on this mission.
Officials from NASA, the FAA, and the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Commerce met at the White House to discuss the issue Friday.
However, Navajo Nation officials are not hopeful that Monday’s flight will be stopped.
Megan Spector www.kvoa.com
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