William Shatner Going to Space : Blue Origin’s second human spaceflight
Earlier today, Blue Origin’s second human spaceflight flew to the edge of space for a brief period of time before returning to Earth.
William Shatner, the actor who first played Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, was one of the four passengers on board.
“The blue fabric that covers everything. Everything we have is made of this sheet, blanket, and comforter. We assume, oh, there’s a blue sky there “After a long journey back to Earth, a tearful Shatner made the following statement.
It’s as if you’re whipping a sheet off your back while you’re fast asleep, and you’re staring into blackness, into black uglies.
Shatner is the oldest person in history to have flown into space.
Even though I don’t know what I look like to the outside world, I know that I’ve been only like a boy playing on the beach, finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell every now and again while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me,” the astronaut wrote after landing in an attempt to explain his actions.
New Shepard, NASA’s rocket, lifted off at 9:50 a.m. CT from a launch pad near Van Horn, Texas, where it was assembled.
There were four people on board New Shepard when it took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station: Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and owner of Blue Origin. The rocket bears the name Alan Shepard in honour of the first American to fly on it, astronaut Alan Bean.
We’ll have to wait for William Shatner in space, but we don’t have to wait for the rest of you
It took about 10 minutes to complete the suborbital flight. The four passengers had a brief period of weightlessness during the journey.