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Star Trek Action Figures Of Kirk, Picard, & More Launched Into Space [VIDEO]

To Boldly Go

A few months ago we brought you an fun little story that concerned sending Star Trek action figures into space. Well, Trekkers, the dream has been realized. Logan Kugler launched a Kickstarter campaign to make his dream come true and wrote, “On May 5th 2012, I along with a team of engineering students from the University of Illinois sent the greatest starship captains to ever exist into space for the first time in reality. Discovery Channel was there to capture it.” Can you imagine? From a little bit of fan fun, to Kickstarter, to the Discovery Channel. Technically, the figures only made it to the stratosphere but that works for me! Six cameras caught the trip of Captains Kirk and Picard, Riker, Data, and custom-made figures of  J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci. Oh and, they travelled on top of the Enterprise-D. I love nerds.

(via Discovery)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."