This Is Kirk—Report

When the commander of the star-ship Enterprise requests a response from space -- he might not get it from his communicator.

Just from Twitter.

When William Shatner tweeted Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, inquiring if he was in space, he received the reply:

"Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface," from the International Space Station.

Here's a picture of the two from a 2D encounter, which was also discussed.


Click here to read the invitation for Shatner to go to Canada for a live interaction.

Why can't they just beam him up?
Posted By: gdanea - Mon Jan 07, 2013
Category: Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy

Star Trek has done much to build dreams in many young minds. I'd bet the CMDr Hadfield started his space odyssey that way.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/07/13 at 09:38 PM
I noticed that he didn't say "Intelligent Life".
Posted by BMN on 01/07/13 at 10:09 PM
Chris Hadfield is a Trekie who became a Treker! cool smile
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/07/13 at 10:29 PM
My thought exactly, BMN.

Not only has the genre of science fiction inspired space flight, it can be argued that it has inspired development of communications and computing machinery also. Take a look at your "smart" phone which is basically a computer with a phone attached. Too bad the phone is usually smarter than the user.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 01/08/13 at 09:45 AM
The responce from the commander was great! Look at a standard flip phone and the communicators from Star Trek, where did the phone people get that design?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/08/13 at 09:33 PM
I think Motorola was #1 with a flip phone and, for the life of me, I couldn't understand WHY they DIDN'T tie the thing into Star Trek in their commercials!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/08/13 at 10:27 PM
Think of the great commercials they could have made with Actors from Star Trek! They missed a great idea there.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/09/13 at 07:45 AM
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