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Via: Uproxx
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Star Trek alumnus, Nichelle Nichols is going where no one (save a couple dozen) have gone before. In September 2015, the 82-year-old actress will be joining a NASA mission to SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy), a space telescope that operates 50,000 miles above the Earth.

While it isn't space exactly, it's still an awesome mission for the Enterprise's former communication officer. This is Nichols' second time on this type of flight,

I was on a similar flight, the first airborn observatory, back in 1977. It’s an amazing experience, you get a totally different perspective than from earth.
Let's just hope there are longer skirts in NASA, that Starfleet uniform has got to be uncomfortable.

Via: io9
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Who would win in a fight: the Millennium Falcon, or the USS Enterprise?

A lot of these celebrities didn't know what they were being asked, but to be fair, I didn't know a lot of these celebrities, so ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

Worry not, professional huge nerd Adam Savage brings it home with some fantastic logic, though I for one assumed the Millennium Falcon would just run away and the fight would never happen.

Via: Omaze
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The cast of Star Trek Beyond has teamed up with charity organization Omaze to offer one fan (and their guest) a walk on role on Star Trek Beyond. Six slightly less lucky winners will get to visit the set to see the actors do their thing. A $10 donation gets you 100 chances, while a $100 donation will get you 1,000 chances and a t-shirt. For your chance to win, check out the campaign here.

JJ Abrams offered a similar opportunity with Star Wars: Force for Change, which raised 4.26 million dollars for Unicef.

With any luck, a trip to the Star Trek set will look a little like this:


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We're headed back to the Enterprise for a new voyage, blandly titled Star Trek Beyond.


Star Trek 3's director, Justin Lin, confirmed the name of his film on Twitter and revealed this first look at a costume. We don't know much about Star Trek Beyond, but we do know that Simon Pegg is co-writing the script, and he's said he's written a role for Idris Elba, rumored to be an original villain. The title may be lacking, but I'm still looking forward to July 8, 2016.

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