While we had to record two podcasts today, the big news was my conversation with European Astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti. Our NASA connection David Alexander, a NASA flight surgeon, who handles ISS astronauts, told me that not only is Samantha a huge Star Trek fan, as evidenced by her wearing a Star Trek Voyager uniform on the ISS, but she is an Axanar fan!
So I called Samantha and we chatted about her appearing in Axanar. As long as we can work out her schedule (as she will have to fly back from Europe), so would love to have a role in Axanar.
There are a few US astronauts who have appeared in Star Trek, most notably, Mae Jamison. But Samantha will be the first European astronaut to appear on Star Trek. We are awaiting clearances from NASA and the ESA. Stay tuned…..