When the California Supreme Court made the historic decision to strike down a ban on same-sex marriage earlier this year, Star Trek actor George Takei and his partner, Brad Altman, were some of the first in line for a license. This Sunday, September 14, the pair made it official in a Los Angeles ceremony that included nearly 200 of their friends.
The remains of actor James Doohan, who played the starship Enterprise's chief engineer Scotty on Star Trek, will be blasted into space next month, the company organizing the flight said Friday.
The Canadian-born actor who inspired the catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty"--even though it was never actually uttered on the television show--died two years ago at the age of 85.
Houston-based commercial company Space Services Inc. said some of Doohan's remains were packed into a rocket at Las Cruces, New Mexico, Friday, ahead of the flight scheduled for April 28.
The company originally had planned to blast Doohan's remains into space two years ago. But the flight was delayed by tests, then by a misfire during a practice launch last year.
Space Services spokeswoman Susan Schonfeld said Doohan's ashes will be sent up along with the remains of some 200 other people, including astronaut ...Read more