Eric Knight -- UP Aerospace Biography & Photos|
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As a matter of public record, the "UP Aerospace" business and brand was
conceived of by Eric Knight and Remarkable Technologies, Inc. on May 24, 2003
here). The business was incorporated by Eric Knight in 2004. Eric
was the CEO & CMO from June 2005 - February 2007, and
was the CMO from June 2005 - January 28, 2008. During his time as CMO,
he was responsible for UP Aerospace’s branding, sales, marketing,
While a company principal, the cremated remains of James Doohan, who played "Scotty" in the
TV series "Star Trek", were launched into
space. Also on board were the cremated remains of NASA astronaut L.
Gordon Cooper, as well as dozens of experiments from students and businesses.
The mission was part of the historic inaugural space launch at Spaceport America in New Mexico, televised worldwide
on April 28, 2007. (The "Spaceport America" brand & "SpaceportAmerica.com" domain
name were originally
created and registered by Eric Knight
Technologies, Inc. on May 14, 2005.)
here to view a 2007 interview with Eric Knight on
Eric is the co-inventor of UP Aerospace's pending U.S. Patent for the
"Payload Transportation System". He has not been involved in the operations of
UP Aerospace since Jan. '08, having moved on to leverage his resources to other "out of this world"
initiatives as seen at his
company Remarkable Technologies, Inc.
(scroll down for a selection of photographs)
Above left: Eric Knight at the UP Aerospace launch pad at
Spaceport America in New Mexico; he is standing beneath a
sub-orbital rocket mounted on a 56-foot-tall, seven-ton launch rail.
Above right: Eric Knight in a joint press conference with New Mexico
Governor, Bill Richardson, on September 15, 2005, announcing the company's
partnership with New Mexico.
Two images above: Eric Knight with Wende Doohan, James Doohan's
wife, the day before "Scotty's" cremated remains were launched into space.
Directly above: The public unveiling of UP Aerospace by Eric Knight
and his wife / colleague Elsie on October 24, 2003 at NASA's national Space
Grant event. On the left: Eric Knight proudly displays a prized
collectible of the new commercial aerospace industry: the actual space-flown
nosecone of the rocket that flew the cremated remains of "Scotty" James Doohan
and L. Gordon "Gordo" Cooper into space on April 28, 2007. This was also
the historic first space flight from Spaceport America in New Mexico.
Visible on the nosecone are the signatures of James Doohan's Star Trek
colleagues who signed it prior to the launch, wishing him well on his celestial