Star Trek’s Scotty to be blasted into orbit (w/ video)

Photo Astronaut Bruce Peterson (R) and James Doohan, (L)  (“Scotty” from Star Trek) SOURCE NASA (public domain)

from The Guardian

SpaceX rocket to carry the remains of sci-fi actor James Doohan and more than 300 hardcore space enthusiasts into space.

Star Trek fans remember him as the USS Enterprise’s chief engineer, a no-nonsense Scot whose role at the controls of the ship’s transporter system spawned one of sci-fi’s most legendary catchphrases.

On Tuesday however, it will be the turn of actor James Doohan himself to be “beamed up” to where few have ventured before when his remains, and that of more than 300 hardcore space enthusiasts, are blasted into orbit aboard a privately owned rocket.

Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying a 14.5-foot-tall (4.4-meter-tall) capsule called Dragon that is filled with food, clothes and supplies for the six astronauts and cosmonauts living aboard the International Space Station. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Tribute To Scotty

Uploaded by on Oct 5, 2006

On a whim, I constructed this video as a tribute to the late James Doohan, who played Scotty on Trek — this spans his career in the fleet, in roughly chronological order.

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