Blue Origin launched its rocket New Shepard on Wednesday with an all-civilian crew including Star Trek actor William Shatner, who became the oldest person to make the journey to space at 90 years old. The Blue Origin vessel successfully landed in Texas after reaching the edge of space, as it flew to an altitude of 66 miles.
After coming back down to earth, an emotional William Shatner waxed poetic to Jeff Bezos about what he called “the most profound experience.” “I hope I never recover from this. I hope that I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it.”
William Shatner became the oldest person to go to space when he lifted off earlier this morning. As the capsule floated back to the west Texas desert, Shatner could be heard in on-capsule audio saying: “That was unlike anything they described.”
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Alex Wauters, ACP Today we witnessed history of the future. Truly, space is the final frontier. Sad that many people are too much on this Earth, with such a lack of vision, that they see nothing beyond the anger they are creating each day.
Tom How exactly is rich people going to space is different than rich people going on a safari? Why is Jeff Bezos actively adding emissions instead of funding something useful?