Space: It Is NOT the Final Frontier

April 26, 2015 2:38 AM

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In 1966, American television was taken by storm with a different kind of series -- enter "Star Trek." It explored "brave new worlds" beyond what we knew on Earth, and dared to take curious young minds on an intergalactic mission to seek out new life and new civilizations. It "boldly went where no man had gone before" by leaving an indelible mark on pop culture with multitudes across the globe, including myself, proudly proclaiming their status as devoted Trekkies.

"Star Trek" came at a time where burgeoning technologic advances were well underway in our society, and the advanced "out of this world" gadgetry utilized by Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew reflected our wildest aspirations. At the time, space travel was within our grasp; while humanity has bro...

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