A few hours ago, William Shatner sent a message to a spacecraft far above the surface of our planet, inquiring about the shipboard activities of Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut who is currently documenting an extended stay on the International Space Station.
@cmdr_hadfield Are you tweeting from space? MBB— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 3, 2013
Hadfield, who has passed his time on the ISS with cultural enrichment, replied in the affirmative.
@williamshatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface.— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 3, 2013
Hadfield then reminded Shatner of a previous interaction, this one involving a miniature duplicate of the astronaut — an image Shatner would later retransmit to his own audience of millions. Hadfield himself will likely continue sending missives from the ISS until May, when his mission concludes.
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