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Captain Kirk Returns to Space

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 1, 2021
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Star Trek ignited the imagination of generations of scientists, effectively revolutionizing technology and making space travel possible—even for Captain Kirk himself. William Shatner, who is famous for playing Kirk, actually flew to the edge of space last month. The president of the Origins Project Foundation and author of “The Physics of Star Trek,” Lawrence Krauss discusses how Captain Kirk’s legacy is beginning to culminate in the age of commercial spaceflight. (Segment produced by Sydney Jezik) (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File) Show More...