Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Whoa... Spock is totally tripping balls...
That would be the original cast (minus the Shat who was on the outs with all of them at the time) of Star Trek, at the dedication of the first space shuttle test mule, the Enterprise (October 16th, 1976, 10 years and one month after the premier of Star Trek).
For those NOT total geeks, starting second from the left those are DeForest Kelly (McCoy), George Takei (Sulu), James Doohan (Scotty), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Gene Roddenberry (the creator of Trek), and on the far right, Walter Koenig (Chekov. I presume the two guys I didn't name are NASA officials)
To boldly go where no man has gone before... Sadly, the last shuttle mission is scheduled to be next month (there is a potential mission for June, but as of now, it's canceled).