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Operations => Aerospace Education => Topic started by: Eclipse on April 30, 2014, 11:43:00 PM

Title: Shatner receives NASA Distinguished Public Service medal
Post by: Eclipse on April 30, 2014, 11:43:00 PM
"After nearly 50 years of warping across galaxies and saving the universe from a variety of alien threats and celestial disasters, Star Trek’s William Shatner finally went where no other member of Starfleet has gone before. This weekend, the acclaimed actor and director was honored with NASA’s Distinguished Public Service medal, the highest award bestowed by the agency to non-government personnel.

The honor was presented to Shatner Saturday evening in Los Angeles at his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show, where he raises money for a variety of children’s causes. The citation for the medal reads, “For outstanding generosity and dedication to inspiring new generations of explorers around the world, and for unwavering support for NASA and its missions of discovery.”


http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-honors-william-shatner-with-distinguished-public-service-medal/#.U2HCFWpdXTc (http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-honors-william-shatner-with-distinguished-public-service-medal/#.U2HCFWpdXTc)

(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/shatner_award_20140426.jpg)

Here's a great video he narrated in 2011 on the Shuttle:
The Space Shuttle (Narrated by William Shatner) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlG7W0gkjjE#ws)

And another interesting one on  SRB recovery:
Shuttle's Boosters Recovered in HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbtulv0mnlU#ws)

Title: Re: Shatner receives NASA Distinguished Public Service medal
Post by: Panache on May 01, 2014, 12:08:56 AM
Not a knock against the Shat, but it's kind of funny that it happens to be a Canadian who gets the award....
Title: Re: Shatner receives NASA Distinguished Public Service medal
Post by: SarDragon on May 01, 2014, 12:43:56 AM
And it doesn't make him any less of a dick, although he seems to have mellowed, and gotten a clue, later in life.