* When Hawking visited the set of ''The Next Generation'', one of his requests was to be placed in the captain's seat. It was fulfilled.
* When he got to float around in zero-gravity.
* It was reported that at a screening for Film/TheTheoryOfEverything, a film based on his struggles as well as his relationship with Jane Wilde Hawking, once the film ended, a nurse wiped a tear from Hawking's cheek.