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4th and Long
03-07-2011, 09:02 AM
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Capt. Kirk wakes up shuttle crew

(CNN) -- At the intersection of science fiction and science fact was William Shatner on Monday.

As James T. Kirk, the fictional captain of the Starship Enterprise, Shatner voiced the opening credits of the original "Star Trek" TV series and several movies since 1966.

The 79-year-old actor reprised his role to wake up the crew of the space shuttle Discovery at 3:23 a.m. ET Monday.

"Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the space shuttle Discovery. Her 30 year mission: To seek out new science. To build new outposts. To bring nations together on the final frontier. To boldly go, and do, what no spacecraft has done before," Shatner said over the "Theme from Star Trek."

This is the spacecraft's final scheduled mission. It has made 39 flights and 13 journeys to the International Space Station.

The space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to land at Florida's Kennedy Space Center shortly before noon Wednesday -- one day later than originally scheduled.

The nearly three-decade shuttle program is scheduled to end later this year.

Donger
03-07-2011, 09:09 AM
LMAO

That's awesome.

Over-Head
03-07-2011, 09:28 AM
Very cool!! :thumb:

Predarat
03-07-2011, 09:30 AM
Well done, awesome!

beach tribe
03-07-2011, 10:05 AM
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ChiefaRoo
03-07-2011, 10:10 AM
Obligatory Uranus joke here.

SNR
03-07-2011, 10:11 AM
Picard > Kirk

Frazod
03-07-2011, 10:12 AM
Shatner FTW! :thumb:

Easy 6
03-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Picard > Kirk/NOT

Fixed

Donger
03-07-2011, 12:02 PM
Picard > Kirk

Absolutely.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-07-2011, 12:03 PM
Picard > Kirk
I'll fucking kill you.

DaneMcCloud
03-07-2011, 12:11 PM
Fucking awesome.

Shatner rules!

mnchiefsguy
03-07-2011, 12:23 PM
Great way to wake up the crew on their last voyage. I am sad to see the shuttle program go.

Donger
03-07-2011, 12:26 PM
Audio here, after the bitchin priceline commercial.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/07/nasa.shuttle/index.html?hpt=Sbin

DaneMcCloud
03-07-2011, 12:29 PM
I am sad to see the shuttle program go.

I'm not because I think it's ridiculously antiquated and needed to be replaced 20 or more years ago.

Pitt Gorilla
03-07-2011, 12:29 PM
Shatner FTW! :thumb:Speaking of Shatner, Betty White just Shatner pants.

SNR
03-07-2011, 12:29 PM
Fixed
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Donger
03-07-2011, 12:30 PM
Great way to wake up the crew on their last voyage. I am sad to see the shuttle program go.

It is probably pretty obvious that I love space flights, and I'll miss watching the shuttles fly, but it was a bad idea in the first place.

mnchiefsguy
03-07-2011, 01:11 PM
I'm not because I think it's ridiculously antiquated and needed to be replaced 20 or more years ago.

I agree, advancements need to be made, but nothing is being done in this area.

mikey23545
03-07-2011, 01:17 PM
Picard > Kirk

At least Kirk was smart enough to wear a toupee.

DaneMcCloud
03-07-2011, 01:21 PM
I agree, advancements need to be made, but nothing is being done in this area.

Sure there are but currently, it's in the private sector.

I don't want this to end up in the DC but the main reason why we haven't seen huge technological advances that were forecast in the 60's Space Race is because the presidents elected during the past 40 years haven't made it a mandate.

Also, Americans are constantly told they're over-taxed and NASA budgets are consistently cut.

blaise
03-07-2011, 01:25 PM
Picard is a sissyfied douche.

alpha_omega
03-07-2011, 01:26 PM
Wow...i didn't realize TJ Hooker was 79 !?!?!?!

Donger
03-07-2011, 01:28 PM
Picard is a sissyfied douche.

http://operatorchan.org/v/src/v44993_picard%20hates%20you.gif

Donger
03-07-2011, 01:29 PM
I agree, advancements need to be made, but nothing is being done in this area.

The shuttle has become nothing more than a delivery truck for the ISS. Well, not really "has become." It always has been just that.

blaise
03-07-2011, 01:30 PM
"But the Prime Directive won't allow us to walk on the grass."

Donger
03-07-2011, 01:31 PM
"But the Prime Directive won't allow us to walk on the grass."

PICARD VIOLATED THE PRIME DIRECTIVE 17 TIMES!!!!@!!!!!1!1

DaneMcCloud
03-07-2011, 01:31 PM
The shuttle has become nothing more than a delivery truck for the ISS. Well, not really "has become." It always has been just that.

As a 4 year-old watching the first lunar landing in 1969, I thought we'd have hotels in the Earth's orbit by no later than 2000.

It's been terribly disappointing.

Donger
03-07-2011, 01:31 PM
WTF is Chunk doing in that gif?

LMAO

Donger
03-07-2011, 01:32 PM
As a 4 year-old watching the first lunar landing in 1969, I thought we'd have hotels in the Earth's orbit by no later than 2000.

It's been terribly disappointing.

Wow, you are older than the shuttle.

beach tribe
03-07-2011, 01:33 PM
WTF is Chunk doing in that gif?

LMAO

Dude. The The truffle shuffle?

DA_T_84
03-07-2011, 01:33 PM
WTF is Chunk doing in that gif?

LMAO

The truffle shuffle.

Donger
03-07-2011, 01:34 PM
Dude. The The truffle shuffle?

LMAO

Yes, I know it's the Truffle Shuffle. I just didn't expect it to be in that gif of Picard.

DA_T_84
03-07-2011, 01:35 PM
This thread =

DaneMcCloud
03-07-2011, 01:37 PM
Wow, you are older than the shuttle.

Thanks

blaise
03-07-2011, 01:37 PM
Thanks

Maybe he thought you forgot, being so old and all.

Donger
03-07-2011, 01:40 PM
Thanks

LMAO

So am I.

SNR
03-07-2011, 01:43 PM
"But the Prime Directive won't allow us to walk on the grass."

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