SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Captain James T. Kirk himself, actor William Shatner, visited the opening ceremonies of the annual GEOINT Symposium Monday.
The Star Trek actor said he's trying to create a new TV program to focus on young professionals at NASA, at the moment called "The Young Guns of NASA."
Shatner said he wants to find out what "young scientists who are involved in planning new things at NASA, JPL" are curious about, and where they feel space efforts should be invested. ['Star Trek' & NASA: Where Science Fiction Meets Fact]
"What significant thing should our science or this country do? Where should we apply this intelligence and this American know-how?" Shatner said. "These young minds [are] coming to bear on problems that old people may not have thought of."
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