“Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the spaceship Enterprise. His continuous mission: to explore strange new worlds, to search for new forms of life and new civilizations, recklessly traveling where no one has gone before ”, they narrated at the beginning of each episode of Star trek (1966), whose main character was Captain Kirk. Now the Canadian actor William shatner he will break the barriers of his famous character to become one of the crew of the new mission of Blue Origin, the company of Jeff Bezos and travel to space.
I’ve heard of space for a long time. I take the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle, “said the actor in a statement (via BBC).
So now I can say something. Yes it’s true; I’m going to be a ‘rocket man’! “, Wrote the actor through his Twitter account.
The mission has been baptized as NS-18 and the New Shepherd rocket will be in charge of carrying William shatner to space next Tuesday October 12, 2021 With Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Planet Labs; Glen de Vries, co-founder of Medidata; and Audrey powers, vice president of mission and flight operations for Blue Origin (via).
“Two amazing and inspiring people will join the # NS18 team. Actor William Shatner and Blue Origin Vice President of Flight and Mission Operations Audrey Powers.
The trip will last approximately 10-11 minutes from takeoff to landing. They will experience an altitude of 80 kilometers, which will allow the crew to enjoy a few minutes of micro gravity before returning to the surface of the Earth, falling in a controlled way thanks to parachutes.
Where to watch the launch broadcast?
There will be a live broadcast on October 12 from 7:00 a.m. (Central Mexico time) and they will be able to follow it through Official Blue Origin channel on YouTube.
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The longest-lived person to reach space
The journey that William Shatner (90 years old) will make into space corresponds to the second flight of the New Shepard spacecraft. Let us remember that on July 20, 2021, Jeff Bezos starred in a small trip beyond the confines of planet Earth. On that occasion Bezos was accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos; Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old student; and the 82-year-old American aviator Wally funk, who was, to this day, the oldest woman to visit outer space (via).
In this way, William Shatner now ranks first as the oldest person to undertake his “journey to the stars” thanks to the new mission of Blue Origin.
The entry William Shatner (Captain Kirk) will travel to space was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.