Captain Kirk will be the oldest man launched into space

Star Trek alum William Shatner is making his way to space, and at 90 years old, he will set the record for the oldest person to do so!

…Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin announced the Emmy Award-winning actor will travel on the New Shepard rocket for the NS-18 mission – the historic program’s eighteenth mission…which lifts off from Launch Site One in West Texas on Oct. 12.

According to the official website, the New Shepard seats six astronauts, and since the ship is “fully autonomous,” there is no pilot, making everyone onboard a passenger. The reusable vehicle takes 11-minute flights into space, “designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line — the internationally recognized boundary of space.”

Live long and prosper, Jim!

3 thoughts on “Captain Kirk will be the oldest man launched into space

  1. Tabloider says:

    (New York Post): ‘Terrified’ William Shatner meanders and rants at New York Comic Con https://nypost.com/2021/10/08/terrified-william-shatner-meanders-rants-at-new-york-comic-con/
    “…He [Shatner] closed with a brief outburst on how we’re treating the planet.
    “We’re vomiting and puking on [the Earth], and s – – tting on it. We’ve got to stop folks, we’ve really got to stop,” he said before offering his closing line: “I really am scared.”

    “Happy 90th birthday to Rupert Murdoch, savior of The Post” (NY Post, March 11, 2021) https://nypost.com/2021/03/11/happy-90th-birthday-to-rupert-murdoch-savior-of-the-post/

    • p/s says:

      “The Intruder” is a 1962 American film directed and co-produced by Roger Corman and starring William Shatner. It is adapted from a 1959 novel by Charles Beaumont. The story depicts the machinations of a racist named Adam Cramer (portrayed by Shatner), who arrives in the fictitious small Southern town of Caxton in order to incite white townspeople to racial violence against black townspeople and court-ordered school integration. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Intruder_(1962_film)

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