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A rare letter from Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry

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Star Trek: Voyager's holographic doctor, Robert Picardo, also serves on The Planetary Society Board of Directors. However, he is not the first connection between Star Trek and The Planetary Society. In 1980, the creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, wrote a letter and sent it out to a Star Trek fans mailing list. In the letter, Gene invited his fans to join us on our mission to explore the cosmos.

Hear the letter as read by Robert Picardo, listen to his Jean-Luc Picard impression, and see inside Bill Nye's office for more Star Trek artifacts on hand at The Planetary Society.

Read the letter here.

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