What happened? Private airline Jeff Bezos has announced that Blue Origin will launch William Shatner into space. Waiting throw makes Shatner the oldest person to fly into space. This historic trip has probably been under discussion for some time, given that it is due to take place next week.
Shatner has been in Hollywood for as long as most of us remember. In tech circles, he is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise from 1966 to 1969. After a slump in his career, things escalated in the second half of 1970, with Shatner playing another role. He cracked a string of Star Trek movies over the next few decades.
Two amazing and inspiring people join the #NS18 team. Representative William Shatner and Deputy Chief of Mission and Flight Operations Blue Origin Audrey PowersAudreyKPowers. pic.twitter.com/xqI9nw1KX8- Blue Origin (blueorigin) Oct 4, 2021
Blue Origin is now the smallest and largest person in space. In July, 18-year-old Oliver Damen joined Bezos on the first spaceflight for the Blue Origin crew. Seated beside Governor Funk, the 82-year-old American astronaut, the world's oldest astronaut. Of course, the star of that day was Bezos himself. Shatner was born on March 22, 1931, which means he'll be 90 when he goes into space. If all goes according to plan, he'll take the record from Funk at this point. He was joined by Audrey Powers, Blue Origin's vice president of operations and aviation, and two crew members, Chris Buchwezen and Glenn De Vries.
New Shepard NS-18 is scheduled to host live coverage of the event on its website, which will last for 90 minutes, from the launch of One in West Texas at 8:30 a.m. October 12 (October 12) beginning before wake up.
Blue Origin launches William Shatner on October 12
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