Suborbital?! I thought they were really launching the ashes into space. Not just chucking them up a ways & collecting them back up when Newton wins. What's the point of that? Sending the ashes on a vacation? OK, it's tough to know what to do with ashes, but sending them out to outer space to float around would be kinda cool. This is just silly.
(New Mexico wilderness, eh? Isn't that where the 30 foot spiders & ants come from? :-) )
I read an interview with Lucas from 2001 or so where he says there will not be another trilogy because he doesnt have the energy to devote 10 years to make it. Plus I found this quote from a 1997 interview Lucas did with Leonard Maltin.