Assume that we have a space-colony, or ch"ch, a member of an interplanetary mission dies in space. We know that cremation is forbidden, so what would the process for burial be? Would it be similar to a burial at sea and what are the halachot thereof (they are presumably applicable in such a case).
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It sounds like halakha requires that one be buried in the ground and "burial in space" would not be acceptable, although, chas v'sholem, if there is an overwhelmingly exigent circumstance I am sure there would be room to permit it.