Tuesday, May 22, 2012

James Doohan Reaches the Final Frontier

Tuesday morning, a little bit of Star Trek reached the stars with the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This rocket finally brings the ashes of James Doohan (Scotty) to space. The actor died in 2005 and and attempt was made to send his ashes to space in 2008. Finally he has reached the final frontier. The payload containing the ashes of him and others will remain in earth orbit for about a year before burning up on re-entry. Below is video of the launch, hit up TrekMovie.com for the tweets that Trek actors posted about the launch including one from his son Chris Doohan who wrote "Dad, May the stars rise up to meet you. May the solar wind always be at your back."

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