William Shatner (William Shatner) has experienced many things in his life, but for almost everyone, he first met Captain Kirk, who was the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek TV series Person in charge. Today, as a passenger, he boarded Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle and stepped into real-life space.
This journey made Shatner the oldest person to enter space-given that the person is 90 years old, this record may be maintained for a long time. According to reports, the flight only took about 10 minutes. British Broadcasting Corporation, Took them to more than 100 kilometers, but despite being relatively brief, Shatner said when he returned that the experience was transformative.
“The blue covering, this bed sheet, this blanket, the blue quilt around us – we think, oh, that’s the blue sky,” he said in full Shatner style after a touchdown. “Then suddenly you photographed all of this, as if you had lifted the sheet off your body while you were asleep, and you were looking for black-the ugliness of black.
“Look down, the bottom is blue, and the top is black. There is mother earth and comfort, and-death in’there’? I don’t know. Is that death? Is this the way of death, is it? Oops, It’s gone. Oh my God.”
After William Shatner became the oldest astronaut to arrive: “I am full of emotion about what just happened. It’s too unusual, unusual… I hope I can keep the feeling I am now, and I don’t want to lose it. “Https://t.co/nrLuu43XsD pic.twitter.com/XytPxkk7vaOctober 13, 2021
To be clear, Shatner and his passengers-Blue Origin Vice President Audrey Bowles, Planet Labs co-founder Chris Boshuizen, and Dassault Systèmes executive Glen de Vries-did go to space.As Astronomy Network Explain that the Carmen Line, which is 100 kilometers from the surface of the earth, is widely considered to be the boundary between the earth and outer space. If you cross this line, you are in the club. In contrast, the International Space Station orbits the Earth at approximately four times the height of the Earth—only over 400 kilometers on average.
Shatner’s record as the oldest human being in space surpassed the record of actual astronaut John Glenn, who served as a payload specialist on the 9-day space shuttle Discovery STS-95 He was 77 years old when he went on a mission in 1998.It is not clear how much Shatner paid for this, but the current cost of a similar suborbital short trip with Virgin Galactic 450,000 USDBelieve it or not, this is relatively cheap: in June, an anonymous bidder Reduced by 28 million U.S. dollars Ride on the New Shepard Rocket with Bezos, although he was eventually replaced by the son of the CEO of the private equity firm.
Without any doubt, Shatner also has some legitimate PC gaming connections: in addition to all the great (and not-so-great) Star Trek games he helped inspire, he also appeared in the FMV section of Tekwar FPS (which makes sense because He is a recognized author), promoted the old VIC-20, and provided us with the Elite: Dangerous Shatner voice pack.