I’m sorry but this made my inner geek give a little ‘Squeeeeeee!!!!’
It's the future "Star Trek" predicted. Here's Captain Kirk (OK, OK, William Shatner, who played him) sending a quick message to a man in space – Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who's on the International Space Station -- who then replies, from space, to confirm that he is in fact, in space.
Click link to read the whole thing , plus massive props to Commander Hadfield for the ‘red shirt’ gag