Saturday, January 25, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

ISS astronaut dons Star Trek uniform in space


Posted on Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 | Comment icon 16 comments

Cristoforetti points to the Dragon capsule outside. Image Credit: ESA / Sam Cristoforetti
Samantha Cristoforetti did her best Captain Janeway impression for an epic orbital selfie this week.
The classic science fiction TV series Star Trek has no doubt played an important role over the years in inspiring generations of space explorers to not only look towards the stars but to venture out in to space for themselves in an effort to experience the final frontier.

Now ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who is the first Italian woman in space, has celebrated all things Star Trek by donning the distinct black and red officer's uniform and capturing an image of herself pointing out of the space station's observation deck.

"There's coffee in that nebula'... ehm, I mean... in that #Dragon," she wrote on Twitter.
The quote is a reference both to an episode of Star Trek: Voyager and to the Dragon supply capsule outside which had been carrying a specially adapted espresso maker for the astronauts.

It is the first time that a uniform from the iconic TV series has ever been worn in space.



Source: CNET.com | Comments (16)

Tags: ISS, Star Trek

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by ancient astronaut on 21 April, 2015, 16:27
"Live long and prosper". And, very cool pic.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Foil Hat Ninja on 21 April, 2015, 18:24
Your dork is showing.
Comment icon #9 Posted by paperdyer on 21 April, 2015, 18:54
Your dork is showing. So what's wrong with his dork showing? That's the reason my daughter say why I don't like the Big Bang Theory, because it make fun of "My People" - dorks and comic collectors.
Comment icon #10 Posted by BeastieRunner on 21 April, 2015, 20:39
This is really the first time? It sure took awhile ...
Comment icon #11 Posted by Zalmoxis on 22 April, 2015, 1:31
Nice touch.
Comment icon #12 Posted by moon tide on 22 April, 2015, 13:35
Hardcore chicky.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Jacker on 23 April, 2015, 15:34
That's a selfie with style!
Comment icon #14 Posted by Red Moon on 23 April, 2015, 15:47
That is just so cool.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Taun on 23 April, 2015, 16:41
"Red Shirts" got changed to "Yellow Shirts" in the Next Gen and after. BTW - Boots and mini-shirt, HELL YEAH! Grace Lee Whitney used to get my adolescent hormones going every week of the first season. It's a shame she was written out so people wouldn't think Kirk was cheating on her with the bimbo of the week. It was Uhura for me... Plus whatever alien hottie was on that week...
Comment icon #16 Posted by sharksandwich on 27 April, 2015, 9:25
ISIS have a space program?!?!? Tell me this isn't true!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6643329
277321
183446

 
Astronauts create first ever food baked in space
1-24-2020
In a first-of-its-kind experiment, the astronauts aboard the ISS have baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
Doomsday Clock is now seconds from midnight
1-24-2020
According to the latest movement of the symbolic clock, the state of our world has gone from bad to worse.
Devon police once chased a UFO at 90mph
1-24-2020
One of Britain's strangest UFO cases began when two policemen spotted something very unusual in the sky.
Volcanic eruption turned victims' brains to glass
1-23-2020
This dire fate awaited the residents of Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in the year 79.
Stories & Experiences
Dog and Jamaican statue
1-10-2020 | Canada
 
 
Life changing experience
12-19-2019 | Australia
 
Unexplained smoke or fog
12-19-2019 | West Texas, USA
 
He came in the night
12-19-2019 | CA
 
My reptilian encounter
11-24-2019 | Ireland and Australia
 
The day I found out I am immortal
11-24-2019 | Hialeah
 
Recent activity in my home
11-24-2019 | Kansas City, MO USA
 
The houndsman
10-26-2019 | Michigan, USA
 
Birthday balloon
10-26-2019 | Usa
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Why do we believe in conspiracies ?
Posted 1-17-2020 | 5 comments
A look at how the human race has effectively evolved to accept conspiracy theories.
 
NASA 2020: Are you ready ?
Posted 1-1-2020 | 3 comments
A look at what's coming up in the world of spaceflight this year.
 
Is it possible to levitate a human ?
Posted 12-15-2019 | 2 comments
Science enthusiast Rick Edwards attempts to unlock the secret of levitation.
 
What is the biocentric universe theory ?
Posted 12-6-2019 | 38 comments
TheoryInk takes a look at the concepts behind the idea of a biocentric universe.
 
Interview with Sophia the robot
Posted 11-21-2019 | 18 comments
The popular robot recently made an appearance on 'This Morning' in the UK.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ