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Shatner boldly goes about waking up Discovery crew

HOUSTON (CNN) - The crew of the space shuttle Discovery received a special wake up call from Captain Kirk Monday.

William Shatner recorded a special message, followed by the Star Trek theme song, for the shuttle crew's 2:23 a.m. wake up call.

The iconic series' theme song received the second most votes in a public poll for NASA's song contest and was just one of two songs chosen to wake up the shuttle's crew members.

Shatner starred as Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise from 1966 to 1969.

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