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Mission Continues as 'Star Trek' Popularity Endures

Fifty years ago, in September 1966, Star Trek was born. The television show was set in the future and was about the crew of the USS Enterprise, which was on a five-year mission of space exploration. Week after week, fans watched Captain James T. Kirk and his crew "boldly go where no man has gone before." In real life, the era of space exploration has been underway since 1957 with Sputnik’s launch in Russia, and it was in full swing with Neil Armstrong’s lunar walk in...

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