NASA released today the first of three videos that will highlight Star Trek and NASA tie-ins, to coincide with the release of Star Trek Beyond and Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary.
The first of these videos, “NASA: On the Edge of Forever” highlights the International Space Station.
“It's in our evolutionary creed that we have a manifest destiny to go into space and to find new worlds to live in,” the ISS team said on Facebook. “Star Trek allowed us to imagine what could be, if we dared to boldly go where no one had gone before. The space station is helping us make it a reality.”
When Star Trek originally aired in 1966, NASA’s space program was still in its infancy. But Star Trek allowed us to imagine what could be, if we dared to boldly go where no one had gone before.
Visualized in the Star Trek universe as massive docking ports for star ships exploring the unknown, inhabited space stations have been a reality for over 15 years. Supported by nations around the globe, the International Space Station supports science and research on how humans can survive in the cosmos, laying the ground work for journeys well beyond our own planet. NASA is on the Journey to Mars, and the International Space Station is a critical test bed for the technologies that will get us there.
The path to exploring the furthest stars starts at our planetary neighbors, and today we’re closer than ever to humans making those first footprints in alien soil.
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Bada bing, bada banned. China has blocked Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, tonight.
I’ve really been enjoying the new ‘MythBusters Jr’, Adam Savage’s new science exploration show featuring… kids. Really smart awesome talented kids. Adam Savage will be Tweeting live during tonight’s two premiere episodes, and they start airing an hour early (at 8 pm ET) for parents with wee ones.
Baby Ryan doing manly things. Yes, please.
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