Captain Kirk Tweets the Space Station

by Jason Major on January 4, 2013

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Chris Hadfield's Twitter page

 Chris Hadfield’s response to William Shatner got quite a bit of attention on Twitter

You know that you’re living in a very special point in time when you can watch a man who became famous playing a starship captain on television send a tweet to a man who’s actually working in a spaceship orbiting the Earth — and get an amusing response back.

Which is exactly what happened earlier today when William Shatner got a reply from Chris Hadfield, currently part of the Expedition 34 crew aboard the ISS. For many people Shatner was the first starship captain remembered from TV in the late ’60s, and in a couple of months Chris Hadfield will become the first Canadian astronaut to assume command of the International Space Station.

(Shatner, by the way, is also from Canada. Hmm…maybe there’s something more going on here…)


A graphic designer in Rhode Island, Jason writes about space exploration on his blog Lights In The Dark, Discovery News, and, of course, here on Universe Today. Ad astra!

Be a Mentor January 4, 2013 at 1:05 AM

This is pretty cool.

Sky Goodman January 4, 2013 at 3:07 AM

dont forget the petition to the white house for nasa to investigate building the USS Enterprise by the end of this month.

CallanTFC January 4, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Gotta love Chris Hadfield. The man’s a Canadian hero AND has a sense of humour :)

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