The Star Trek TV shows and movies have had a pervasive effect on our culture, language and space technologies. This extensive article at looks at the history of the franchise and its real-life impact on space exploration. From the article: “Star Trek also has generated a diverse fan base, some of whom create limited episode productions for themselves. Conventions continue to attract thousands of fans who are eager to rub elbows with actors, writers and other people who worked on the various series and movies. The franchise celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016 and continues to live long and prosper.”

Check It Out: The Influence of Star Trek on Space Technology

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