Elton John built and test-flew "Rocket Man" in 1972, but it was Captain James T. Kirk who lifted it soaring into the stratosphere. Did he ever make it to Mars, and was there anyone there to raise his kids? Why didn't he learn any science? Skid Maher of the Glass Cannon podcast attempts reentry to the show to boldly figure out what Sir Elton was singing about and why William Shatner's 1978 performance of it was so spaced out (see below).
Check out Skid Maher on the Glass Cannon Podcast at glasscannonpodcast.com where "a collection of five super-nerds engage in an Actual Play campaign of Paizo's epic Pathfinder adventure path". If you know what those words mean, then their show is for you!