William Shatner, Astronaut Chris Hadfield Have Brief Twitter Exchange

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Star Trek's William Shatner had a brief twitter conversation with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. | AP

William Shatner, one of the first Canadians to boldly go where no one has gone before, had a brief Twitter chat with astronaut Chris Hadfield, a fellow countryman, who is currently on board the International Space Station.

Hadfield, who went into space in late December, has been tweeting photos of various landscapes from orbit, answering questions and doing other astronaut-like things, such as performing experiments to make fluids behave as solids. Shatner tweeted at the astronaut on Thursday afternoon.

Hadfield responded a few hours later.

Chris Hadfield
Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface.

Hadfield also found the time to tweet to CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge.

Chris Hadfield
The best part is being able to directly share the art & wonder of this new human place with everyone, worldwide.

We think this tweet sums up just how awesome this whole experience is.

An astronaut in space just sent a status message to a guy who portrayed a starship captain LIFE IN THE FUTURE

Earlier on HuffPost:

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