Most of you will not know what this reference is about, but if you are a Trekkie, then its a pre celebration day, because 52 years from today, we will have first contact with the Vulcans, our first recorded and verified contact with an alien race. There is even a facebook page set up for this! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6190942931
You know the crazy part? I MIGHT still be alive when this happens! Check the videos below …
Here is some info from http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/2063
April 5th – Zefram Cochrane launches the Phoenix, mankind’s first manned warp-capable ship, from a remote location in the continental United States of America with William Riker and Geordi La Forge as passengers from the Enterprise-E who arrived from 2373 the day before. Its brief warp flight is detected by a Vulcan survey ship, the T’Plana-Hath, passing through the local sector, and the ship changes course to investigate. This leads to the historic First Contact between Humans and extraterrestrial life (of public record, as earlier unofficial and unbeknownst contacts had been made).
The first warp flight