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Officers in Starfleet often decided to have a traditional Earth "burial at sea", changed for starships to a burial in space. The deceased was put in a photon torpedo casing, with the flag of the Federation (or in some cases, the flag of Starfleet Command) draped across it. A senior officer or someone close to the deceased usually said a eulogy, after which another officer blew a Boatswain's whistle as those gathered for the funeral stood at attention. The torpedo casket was then launched or beamed into open space. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; DS9: "Tears of the Prophets"; VOY: "Alliances", "Coda", "One Small Step", "Ashes to Ashes"; ENT: "Similitude")
In 2376, the Starfleet practice of burial in space directly conflicted with the Kobali practice of salvaging corpses for reanimation as a means of procreation. The body of the late Ensign Lyndsay Ballard of the USS Voyager, who died and was buried in space in 2374, was reanimated to become Jhet'leya. (VOY: "Ashes to Ashes")
Data studied various aspects of ceremonial funeral actions while researching the proper way to say goodbye to Ro Laren and Geordi La Forge after it was believed that they were killed in a transporter accident. In Data's research, he revealed that "in almost all societies, it is traditional to say a ritual farewell to those you call friends." (TNG: "The Next Phase")
In 2373, Kira Nerys buried Tekeny Ghemor next to her father on Bajor. Gul Dukat had wanted to take him back to Cardassia, but Benjamin Sisko informed him that "Legate Ghemor's funeral arrangements have already been taken care of." (DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water")