Two weeks ago I wrote a post regarding the relationship between speculative fiction and science. In it I used Gene Rodenberry as a prime example of "boldly going where no man has gone before."
Today I ran into a letter written by Gene Rodenberry regarding the very same subject. He says, "The links between science fiction and science are well established and I am very pleased to associate myself with the Planetary Society."
Click on the link and read the letter in its entirety. Not all of his scientific predictions came true, but he was a visionary, that's for sure.