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Captain Kirk Wake-Up Call for Discovery Space Shuttle Crew

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 8th 2011 9:05AM
Captain KirkNow here's some news to make the inner Trekkie in all of us feel all tingly and excited.

The space shuttle Discovery embarked on its final flight yesterday after 27 years in service. And what better way for the crew to start the day than by being woken up by a message from Captain Kirk?

A specially recorded message from James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner, replaced the music traditionally played to wake up the shuttle's crew on their last day at the International Space Station.

To the backing of that theme tune (all together now), the message began: "Space ... the final frontier ..."

And it continued, "These have been the voyages of the space shuttle Discovery. Her 30-year mission: To seek out new science, to build new outposts, to bring nations together on the final frontier, to boldly go and do what no spacecraft has done before."

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rickwrite

Didn't Discovery blast off about two weeks ago? Pretty sure it wasn't yesterday.

March 08 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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