George Takei honored with asteroid

Not literally; the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union approved a suggestion from astronomer Tom H. Burbine to rename asteroid 1994 GT9 to 7307 Takei. The man himself comments:

“I am now a heavenly body,” Takei said Tuesday, laughing. “I found out about it yesterday … I was blown away. It came out of the clear, blue sky — just like an asteroid.”