Join Donate

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.

Read more:

You are here:
Headshot of Emily Lakdawalla (2017, alternate)
Emily Lakdawalla

Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist for The Planetary Society
Read more articles by Emily Lakdawalla

Comments & Sharing
Bill Nye and people
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

LightSail
LightSail 2

LightSail 2 launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Be part of this epic point in space exploration history!

Donate

"We're changing the world. Are you in?"
- CEO Bill Nye

Sign Up for Email Updates