Then: Doohan played engineer Scotty - aka Montgomery Scott - in the original TV series and films.
Where is he now? In space. Doohan died in 2005; in accordance withÂ his wishes,Â someÂ of his ashes have been launched into space on various rockets in the subsequent years. Until this year, they had only been sub-orbital flights, experiencing a few minutes in space before parachuting back to the ground. But in May 2012, some of Doohan's ashes were included - along with the remains of over 300 others - on the Dragon spacecraft, the first private space mission to dock with the International Space Station. His ashes remain in orbit; they will stay there for around a year, circling the planet, before they eventually fall back to Earth and burn up in the atmosphere.