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* Also used in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]''. After Lacus's BodyDouble Meer Campbell pulls a HeroicSacrifice for Lacus, her body is first retrieved by the group (with Athrun [[BridalCarry carrying her in his arms]] and dressed [[WhiteShirtofDeath in a]] [[WomaninWhite white gown]]). Then Meer's body is placed in a space capsule full of white flowers, and after Lacus tearfully says goodbye, the capsule is shot into space.

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* Also used in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]''. After Lacus's BodyDouble Meer Campbell pulls a HeroicSacrifice for Lacus, her body is first retrieved by the group (with Athrun [[BridalCarry carrying her in his arms]] and dressed [[WhiteShirtofDeath in a]] [[WomaninWhite [[EtherealWhiteDress white gown]]). Then Meer's body is placed in a space capsule full of white flowers, and after Lacus tearfully says goodbye, the capsule is shot into space.


* Silbad's coffin is launched into space at the end of ''Animation/TimeMaster''.



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* Silbad's coffin is launched into space at the end of ''Animation/TimeMaster''.


* ''Film/TheBlackHole'' has the "humanoid robots" perform one of these for one of their own, which is another clue towards TheReveal.

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* ''Film/TheBlackHole'' has the "humanoid robots" perform one of these for one of their own, which is another clue towards TheReveal. The coffin is shot into the black hole rather than the usual sun.

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* In a twist, ''Videogame/SunlessSkies'' has the poor of London having to resort to such burials, with their coffins just being dumped out in space to float forever in whole fields of glassy debris called Bully's Acres. Those with better means actually get buried in a particular bit of floating terrain turned into a graveyard.


* The 7th issue of the Eleventh Doctor comic book series from ''Doctor Who (Titan)'' features the eternal dogfight, an [[ForeverWar eternal war]] between two species that is constantly moving throughout the universe. One page shows a long line of coffins floating away from the space station into the local sun.

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* The 7th issue of the Eleventh Doctor comic book series from ''Doctor Who (Titan)'' ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'' features the eternal dogfight, an [[ForeverWar eternal war]] between two species that is constantly moving throughout the universe. One page shows a long line of coffins floating away from the space station into the local sun.

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*The 7th issue of the Eleventh Doctor comic book series from ''Doctor Who (Titan)'' features the eternal dogfight, an [[ForeverWar eternal war]] between two species that is constantly moving throughout the universe. One page shows a long line of coffins floating away from the space station into the local sun.


* Happens in various ways in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', mostly the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''.

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* Happens in various ways in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', Franchise/StarWarsLegends, mostly the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''.ComicBook/XWingSeries.



** The drifting coffins variety seems to be the most popular version of this trope when a pilot's body can be recovered, appearing in several {{Meaningful Funeral}}s. They're often [[TractorBeam tractored]] out into space and nudged towards the star.
*** When a body ''can't'' be recovered, as happened to [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Jesmin Ackbar]], a torpedo is used as a symbolic stand-in.
** ''Literature/{{Allegiance}}'' has a mortally wounded spacer named Tannis ask Mara Jade that she "bury him in space". She does.
** In a variation, Alderaanians mostly have their space coffins shot into "the Graveyard", the shattered remnants of their destroyed planet.

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** The drifting coffins variety seems to be the most popular version of this trope when a pilot's body can be recovered, appearing in several {{Meaningful Funeral}}s. They're often [[TractorBeam tractored]] out into space and nudged towards the star.
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star. When a body ''can't'' be recovered, as happened to [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Jesmin Ackbar]], a torpedo is used as a symbolic stand-in.
** ''Literature/{{Allegiance}}'' ''[[Literature/StarWarsAllegiance Allegiance]]'' has a mortally wounded spacer named Tannis ask Mara Jade that she to "bury him in space". space." She does.
** In a variation, Alderaanians mostly have their space coffins shot into "the Graveyard", Graveyard," the shattered remnants of their destroyed planet.


** [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 The remake]] splits the difference, with a short scene in which three enemy personnel who were killed in a BoardingAction against the ''Yamato'' are [[DueToTheDead honourably buried according to proper custom]] at the same time as the ship's own dead. It fits the theme of Gamilon's people being NotSoDifferent and their military commanders being WorthyOpponents.

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** [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 The remake]] splits the difference, with a short scene in which three enemy personnel from a BoardingParty who were killed in a BoardingAction against action aboard the ''Yamato'' are [[DueToTheDead honourably buried according to proper custom]] at the same time as the ship's own dead. It fits the theme of Gamilon's people being NotSoDifferent and their military commanders being WorthyOpponents.{{Worthy Opponent}}s.


Usually the deceased in placed in a "space coffin". In some cases the coffin is actually a torpedo, which is shot out of the ship's torpedo tubes. It may even ''explode'', indicating that not only is it a torpedo but that it is actually armed. In less drastic examples, the coffin is taken out through the airlocks by mourners in space suits and allowed to simply drift off into space. Alternatively, you could HurlItIntoTheSun - ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill cremation by star]]'' is not that bad of a funeral.

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Usually the deceased in is placed in a "space coffin". In some cases the coffin is actually a torpedo, which is shot out of the ship's torpedo tubes. It may even ''explode'', indicating that not only is it a torpedo but that it is actually armed. In less drastic examples, the coffin is taken out through the airlocks by mourners in space suits and allowed to simply drift off into space. Alternatively, you could HurlItIntoTheSun - ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill cremation by star]]'' is not that bad of a funeral.


** Also in "One Small Step" where the crew has a funeral with full honors for an early space explorer.

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** Also in "One Small Step" where the crew has a funeral with full honors for an early space explorer.explorer whose body they discovered.



* Yondu receives a version of this at the end of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' after he [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] himself to save Peter. To the surprise of the Guardians the rest of the Ravagers come to celebrate his life with space fireworks.

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\n* Yondu receives a version of this at the end of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' after he [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] himself to save Peter.Peter, seemingly a form of cremation that sweeps his multi-colored ashes/embers out into space. To the surprise of the Guardians the rest of the Ravagers come to celebrate his life with space fireworks.



** ''CitySlickers/{{Allegiance}}'' has a mortally wounded spacer named Tannis ask Mara Jade that she "bury him in space". She does.

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** ''CitySlickers/{{Allegiance}}'' ''Literature/{{Allegiance}}'' has a mortally wounded spacer named Tannis ask Mara Jade that she "bury him in space". She does.


* Yondu receives a version of this at the end of Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 after he [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] himself to save Peter. To the surprise of the Guardians the rest of the Ravagers come to celebrate his life with space fireworks.

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* Yondu receives a version of this at the end of Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' after he [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices]] himself to save Peter. To the surprise of the Guardians the rest of the Ravagers come to celebrate his life with space fireworks.


* Kane's body in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' is jettisoned into space after the Alien bursts out of his chest. Traumatised after his unexpected death, the crew can find no last words to say about their shipmate. Rather than a [[SpaceIsSlowMotion stately drift into space]], the body is shot rapidly from the airlock.
* ''Film/AlienCovenant''. After Captain Branson dies in an accident, the [[YouAreInCommandNow new captain]] orders that repairs must take priority over ceremonies for the dead. In defiance of his orders, several crewmembers perform a LibationForTheDead before ejecting Branson's body out the airlock.

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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'':
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Kane's body in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' is jettisoned into space after the Alien bursts out of his chest. Traumatised after his unexpected death, the crew can find no last words to say about their shipmate. Rather than a [[SpaceIsSlowMotion stately drift into space]], the body is shot rapidly from the airlock.
* ** ''Film/AlienCovenant''. After Captain Branson dies in an accident, the [[YouAreInCommandNow new captain]] orders that repairs must take priority over ceremonies for the dead. In defiance of his orders, several crewmembers perform a LibationForTheDead before ejecting Branson's body out the airlock.

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