‘Star Trek’ actors boldly go where no 90-year-old has gone before
William Shatner has become the oldest person ever to go into space.
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It comes after the age of 90 star trek The actor took part in a Blue Origin rocket flight from Texas this afternoon (October 13) that saw him go above the internationally recognized boundary of space, known as the Karman Line, which is about 66 km from Earth. Miles up.
Shatner’s journey on the flight – developed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who was also in flight – lasted about 10 minutes.
After Touching Down, the actor who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original star trek films and TV series, told Bezos: “What you have given me is the most profound experience … I am filled with emotions about what happened.
“I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can maintain what I feel now – I don’t want to lose it.”
Break: @williamshatner He is back on Earth as the oldest man to go into space.
Watch his shocked and emotional reaction here.
— ABC News (@abc) 13 October 2021
“You look down, there’s blue down there and there’s black—and that’s it, there’s Mother Earth. This is life and that’s death, and in an instant, you know it’s death,” he said.
“That’s what I saw. Is death like this…?”
It was only the second crewed outing for the Blue Origin rocket, New Shepard. First, in July, Bezos took on his brother Mark, Dutch teenager Oliver Damen and famed aviator Wally Funk, who at the age of 82, was previously the oldest person to reach space.
Blue Origin aims to offer regular suborbital space rides to paying passengers from next year and has a booking form on its website for seats in the six-person New Shepard capsule.
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Quentin Tarantino’s star trek The idea of the film may come true now.