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Emily LakdawallaOctober 2, 2007

Congratulations to George Takei

George Takei is the third member of the Star Trek family to have an asteroid formally named after him by the International Astronomical Union. THe asteroid formerly known as 1994 GT9 has now been named 7307 Takei. According to an Associated Press story, the other two Trek-related asteroids are 4659 Roddenberry and 68410 Nichols.

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