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Wait, did we send a nerd into space?
james_nicoll


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Indeed you did. Before he left, he even did an AMA on Reddit.

Finestkind nerd.

Much to the delight of many, it seems the answer is "Yes!"

Many astronauts are nerds. Really, really physically fit nerds, which tends to mask the characteristic for the unwary.

Spend some time with bushwalkers or rockclimbers or circusfolk; physically fit geeks are remarkably common.

Or scuba divers. I happen to be one.

Yes? Anybody who'd get into that kind of a Twitter conversation with William Shatner to start with automatically forfeits their non-nerd card.

As a total nerd, ZOMG that was AMAZING!