Hadfield tweets with Starfleet

On January 3, 2013, William Shatner, a Canadian actor best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the original Star trek series, opened up a hailing frequency to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield when he asked via Twitter: "Are you tweeting from space? MBB."

Hadfield's response would engage a Starfleet and energize the Twitterverse. Captured in this gallery are Hadfield's exchanges with Star Trek alumni, as well as a cameo from one very well-respected, and very real, moon walker. Scroll through the images to see how it all unfolded.

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