Captain Kirk Headed to Space

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Yazata Offline
William Shatner (who is 90 years old!!!) is scheduled to ride Blue Origin's new shepherd rocket into suborbital space this October. The flight will make him the oldest person to fly in space.

https://www.geekwire.com/2021/beam-tmz-s...pace-trip/


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Magical Realist Offline
He doesn't look a day over 70! Beam me up Scotty!
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Yazata Offline
Captain Kirk's flight has been pushed back a day until Wednesday October 13, because of a weather front passing through.


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Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!

https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/14...2345488395

Well, Captain Kirk has been to space and is safely back.

Replay of the Blue Origin livestream here. (There are lots of holds, so you might want to skip ahead.)

After they came out of the capsule after the flight, William Shatner was all choked up talking to Jeff Bezos, very emotional. He was struck by how quickly the blue sky goes away as they ascend and then there's black void up above and all the beautiful blue of home down below. Shatner says he hopes he retains the feelings he has now for the rest of his life and doesn't want to ever lose them. He says the experience was like nothing he ever experienced before. (And this from a guy who has been all over the galaxy at warp speed!)


https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/uEhdlIor-do
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Zinjanthropos Offline
I liked Shatner’s description of how the colour changed from predominately blue to blackness of space. No report of seeing goblins ripping rocket apart(Twilight Zone fans know what I’m talking about). Looks good for 90.
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Bill waxes existential after the flight. At 90 he must think alot about what dying is.

"You're looking into blackness, into black ugliness. And you look down — there's the blue down there and the black up there. There is Mother Earth and comfort, and there is — is there death? I don't know. Is that death? Is that the way death is?"
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