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DNA from 4 American presidents will launch to deep space
By Jeff Spry
published 26 February 2023
DNA from Presidents Washington, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagan will join cast and crew from "Star Trek."
Enterprise Flight will also carry Star Trek® creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife and “First Lady of Star Trek®” Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the DNA of their son Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, the DNA of Nichelle Nichols (“Lt. Uhura”), the DNA of Nichols’ son Kyle Johnson, the DNA of “Dr. McCoy” DeForest Kelley, and the ashes of “Mr. Scott” James Doohan into deep space, serving as the ultimate series reunion. In addition, former NASA astronaut Dr. Philip Chapman will make his second spaceflight, having flown aboard Celestis’ Earth Rise Aurora Flight mission.
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