Building Star Trek

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Science  26 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6302, pp. 877
DOI: 10.1126/science.aai7464

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September 8, 2016, will mark the 50th anniversary of the first show of the television series Star Trek. To commemorate this, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is hosting the show’s restored 11-foot USS Enterprise, and the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle has built a re-creation of the ship’s flight deck. In honor of these events, the Smithsonian channel will be airing a 2-hour special that describes the exhibits and looks at the effect Star Trek has had on science and technology.