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William Shatner Makes History as He Launches Into Space With Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

Captain Kirk has formally visited outer house for actual. 

William Shatner, the star behind the beloved Star Trek character, lastly made his personal voyage to the ultimate frontier on Wednesday, Oct. 13 after being postponed a day because of climate circumstances. After lifting off close to Van Horn, Texas minutes earlier than 11 a.m., Blue Origin’s New Shepard completed the corporate’s second profitable crewed mission to house, carrying Shatner, Planet Labs co-founder Chris Boshuizen, Medidata Options co-founder Glen de Vries and Blue Origin’s vice chairman of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers

It was not solely a milestone for Shatner, but additionally a history-making one because the actor is the oldest particular person to achieve house at 90 years previous. Whereas it is an undeniably particular second, it does not sound like Shatner has any curiosity in relocating. “The factor I actually wish to do,” he beforehand advised Immediately, “is come again down.” In a matter of simply over 10 minutes, the crew returned again to Earth of their capsule and Shatner acquired his want. 

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