He wanted the remains to be sent into space.
Now the dream of Eberling is about to be realized, because the burned remains of up to 100 people are expected to be launched by Elysium Space on a memorial satellite on Monday.
In an e-mail notification of Elysium Space, those who travel to the world will be the soldiers and soldiers of military veterans and space enthusiasts, who want to celebrate a beloved person in the poetry of the starry sky.
James' ashes and others covered a 4-inch square satellite, Elysium Space Founder and CEO Thomas Civeit announced on CNN. According to Civeit, families will be able to watch the earth in real-time through orbit around the earth for about four years before returning to Earth.
& # 39; Can you fly through the heavens? & # 39;
Eberling had been a missile and a rocket fan all her life, so his mom told Beverly CNN. He was also an avid photographer and often went to work at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to take photos of the launches.
At the time of his death, James' family was aware of the missions that carried the remnants of people to space after being launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Beverly told CNN on a phone call from California's Lompoc.
But a month after James died, they discovered the Elysium Space and told the company they wanted James' ashes to be launched from Vandenberg AFB. So the family could be there.
An example of James' ashes was put into a small capsule engraved with JME.
Eberling will send him a message, "James, you were a grounded card on earth – can you fly through the skies now?"
The two years since his son's death have been "annoying" for Beverly. He had given the company some of the ashes of his son, and at one point he was skeptical that the mission would actually advance.
Eberling, however, was patient and eventually received an e-mail saying that the launch date for November 19, 2018 was determined, two years after Beverly, James' day of death.
The launch was postponed, but Beverly doesn't care.
"We are very happy to be able to give her her last wish, and it means a lot to me and my husband that I can do," Beverly said. ”And at the end of James I think he's very happy to see it happen.“