Captain Kirk & Cmdr Hadfield holding out of this world videocall
This undated file photo shows actors in the TV series "Star Trek," from left, Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan as Commander Scott. (AP / Paramount Television)
Published Thursday, February 7, 2013 9:27AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 7, 2013 9:51AM EST
William Shatner and real-life space station Commander Chris Hadfield Chris Hadfield will have a one-on-one chat at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Shatner, whose role as starship Captain James T. Kirk has inspired generations of astronauts and would-be starfarers, first made contact with the Canadian astronaut on Twitter.
The Canadian Space Agency then reached out to the Montreal-born actor and offered him the chance for a ten-minute videocall.
Hadfield is currently on a five-month mission to the International Space Station, and has been tweeting multiple pictures of the Earth.
In mid-March Hadfield will become the first Canadian commander of the ISS.
Watch the livestream here beginning at 10 a.m. ET:
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