The space shuttle program came to an end this morning when Shuttle Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And once again Star Trek was part of the event with NASA playing the theme to Star Trek: Voyager as the shuttle was towed home for the last time. Watch video of the event below.
Shuttle Atlantis Returns Home To Star Trek Music
Shuttle Atlantis landed this morning at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, bringing an end to and Mission STS-135 and the entire Space Shuttle program. And this moment brought yet another intersection with Star Trek and the Shuttle program as Jerry Goldsmith’s theme to Star Trek: Voyager was played while the Atlantis was towed home for the final time. Watch the video below (via ShuttleMania).
It is fitting that the Shuttle program ends with the the final shuttle rolling in to the music of Star Trek, as back in 1976 the first Shuttle was named Enterprise and rolled out an event with the original Star Trek crew.
Roddenberry and the TOS cast with Shuttle Enterprise – September 17, 1976
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