Sulu gets an asteroid for his very own

Actor George Takei- best known as Star Trek's Hikaru Sulu- has been the awarded the highest honour given to a supporting actor in an iconic science fiction series- his own asteroid. A big hunk of rock between Mars and Jupiter will now forever be know as 7307 Takei. The intrepid helmsman joins fellow Trekkers Gene Roddenberry, Nichelle Nichols and sci-fi grand masters Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein and Kurt Vonneut in the orbitting asteroid gallery. Talk about a Walk of Fame. Although I find it interesting that there's no 6969 Shatner.

Said Takei:

"I am now a heavenly body. I found out about it yesterday. ... I was blown away. It came out of the clear, blue sky-just like an asteroid."

Jeez, George. Don't let it got to your head.