Former Star Trek starship captain William Shatner sent a tweet to Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut currently living in space aboard the International Space Station as Flight Engineer. About an hour and a half later, Hadfield tweeted back to Shatner. Then, George Takei posted their interaction on Facebook and also had an exchange with Hadfield on Twitter. Finally, Buzz Aldrin got in on the fun.
@williamshatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface.
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 3, 2013
With @georgetakei posting about our space comms, all we need is @therealnimoy to beam in and we’d have an away team! :) facebook.com/photo.php?fbid…
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 4, 2013
.@cmdr_hadfield: I’m fine with beaming down with the away team, as long as I don’t have to wear the red shirt.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 4, 2013
@cmdr_hadfield @williamshatner Neil & I would’ve tweeted from the moon if we could have but I would prefer to tweet from Mars. Maybe by 2040
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) January 4, 2013
via The Atlantic