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William Shatner, who this week became the oldest person to travel to the edge of the universe on Jeff Bezos’s rocket, has reprimanded Prince William for boldly embarking on space tourism.

The Duke of Cambridge made his outrageous remarks when he spoke to the BBC about his initiative to “repair our planet”.


“We need some of the greatest minds and minds in the world who are trying to repair this planet, not going and trying to find the next place to live,” said the future emperor.

Shatner, 90, who played Captain Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series, diplomatically hit back at the royal.

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“He’s a lovely Englishman. He’s going to be King of England one day,” Shatner told Entertainment Tonight. “He is a lovely, gentle, educated man, but he has the wrong idea.”

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The prince told the BBC that “it’s really important to focus on this”. [planet] Instead of going in and out of space to try and think about solutions for the future.”

He said he has “absolutely no interest” in going to space, mostly because there are “fundamental questions” over the carbon cost of space flights.

Shatner, who traveled to the edge of space with three other passengers aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard NS-18, told the outlet that the brief hop was really about protecting our planet as opposed to finding another place for humanity. Was.

“The idea here is not to go, ‘Yeah, look at me. I’m in space.’ The landing that ate all that… energy and people to take a look and go, ‘Oh, look at that.’ No,” Shatner told ET.

“I will tell the prince, and I hope the prince gets the message, that this is a small step in the idea of ​​putting industries there, so that all those polluting industries, especially, for example, the industries that generate electricity … Shut up. Earth,” he said.

Blue Origin's New Shepard Blue Origin's New Shepard flies into space on October 13, 2021, near Van Horn, Texas, carrying 90-year-old Star Trek actor William Shatner and three other civilians.  In a ten-minute flight, Shatner will become the oldest person to fly in space.  Shatner, with civilians Audrey Powers, Chris Boshuizen and Glenn de Vries, aboard Mission NS-18, the second manned spacecraft for the company, is owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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“We have all the technology, the rockets, to send things out there … you can build a base 250, 280 miles above Earth and send that power over here, and they grab it, and then they use it, and it’s there. It just needs… someone as rich as Jeff Bezos [to say]’Let’s go up there,'” Shatner continued.

“The prince is missing the point. The thing is, these are small steps to show people [that] It’s very practical. You can send someone like me into space,” said the actor, who agreed with Rajkumar’s argument that there are matters to be addressed on Earth.

“So fix some stuff here, but we can curl your hair and put lotion on your face at the same time,” he said.

Shatner’s entry into space on Wednesday hoisted him and others more than 60 miles above Earth. The capsule spent about three minutes in zero gravity above the Karman Line – the internationally recognized boundary of outer space – before heading back to Earth.

After the touching, the actor delivered an out of this world, tearful monologue about the experience.

“Everyone in the world needs to do this!” Shatner named the second richest person in the world, while others celebrated over champagne in the background. “Seeing the moon coming and whipping – now you’re staring at blackness – that’s the point.”

Shatner told ET that the visit “reminded me of the death I faced because of my age …

He added: “That’s what’s important.”

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