Celebrating Gene Roddenberry: Star Trek’s Bridge and NASA


Star Trek has served as inspiration to generations of scientists, engineers and sci-fi fans around the world. Join Rod Roddenberry, Gene Roddenberry’s son and Roddenberry Entertainment CEO, George Takei, actor and activist, Administrator Bill Nelson and some of NASA’s best and brightest as they honor Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s 100th birthday with a conversation about diversity and inspiration. NASA panelists include: Hortense Diggs, Director of the Office of Communication and Public Engagement at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Tracy Drain, Europa Clipper Flight Systems Engineer, astronaut Jonny Kim, and Swati Mohan, Mars 2020 Guidance and Controls Operations Lead.

00:00-2:55 Administrator Nelson’s opening remarks
2:55-5:23 Rod Roddenberry’s opening remarks
5:23-6:30 Rod Roddenberry introduces panelists
6:30-10:25 George Takei recalls his experience with Star Trek
10:25-20:29 Panelists discuss what inspires them
20:29-29:03 Q/A from George Takei
29:03-41:21 Panelists discuss how they got to where they are today
41:21-43:17 Rod Roddenberry’s closing remarks

Producer/Editor: Lacey Young

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