America looks to the universes beyond earth to solve the mysteries of a mysterious nation. This week Americana examines how the fascination with outer space shapes the goals of the USA.

Americana talks to George Takei about "Star Trek". The show began broadcasting on TV when space travel was science fiction but the characters Mr Sulu, Captain Kirk and Spock helped guide the nation in its real aspirations into the unknown.

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