In space, Captain Kirk? Blue Origin’s next trip will include William Shatner, 90.
‘I’ve been hearing about space for quite some time. I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to witness it firsthand. In a statement, William Shatner commented, “What a miracle.” Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space travel business, is preparing for its second mission into space after a very successful initial voyage, setting yet another record. At the age of 82, Wally Funk became the oldest person to fly into space on Blue Origin’s first mission. Now, actor William Shatner, who plays Captain Kirk in ‘Star Trek,’ is due to join Blue Origin’s next space battle on October 12. At the age of 90, he will be the oldest person to have ever been in space. Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s vice president of Mission & Voyage Operations, will accompany Shatner on the flight.
On Monday, October 4, Blue Origin made the news. “The #NS18 crew will be joined by two remarkable and inspirational persons. “Actor @WilliamShatner and Blue Origin Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations Audrey Powers @AudreyKPowers,” according to the announcement. In July, Jeff Bezos and his brother were on the inaugural flight of Blue Origin.
“I’ve been hearing about space for quite some time. I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to witness it firsthand. In a statement, William Shatner commented, “What a miracle.”
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Who is Wally Funk, and where did he come from? Jeff Bezos will be joined by a ‘Mercury 13’ legend in Blue Origin’s maiden space voyage. After his divorce from fourth wife Elizabeth, William Shatner quips about becoming “a heartthrob at 89.” The #NS18 crew will be joined by two extraordinary and inspirational persons. Audrey Powers @AudreyKPowers, actor @WilliamShatner, and Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations. pic.twitter.com/xqI9nw1KX8 @blueorigin — Blue Origin (@blueorigin) 4th of October, 2021 Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer who founded a nanosatellite startup, and Glen de Vries, the co-founder of Medidata, the world’s most-used platform for clinical trials, will be flying alongside Shatner and Powers. On October 12, the flight will take off from Launch Site One in West Texas. The 10-minute up-and-down space jump will reach a maximum altitude of 66 miles (106 kilometers).
‘Wow, this is fantastic!’
Captain Kirk’s admirers are ecstatic that he will finally be traveling into space ‘for real’ after all these years. “A morning smile: William Shatner, now 90 years old, is ‘going off into space’ aboard Jeff Bezo’s Blue on October 12th!” one user tweeted. Captain Kirk is going into space (not on a TV screen this time), which I adore unexpected surprises like this.” “This is fantastic!” wrote another. The lone Captain Kirk, William Shatner (90 years old), is going to space next week on one of Jeff Bezos’ missions!” “The second biggest,” one tweet read. Brinkwire News in a Nutshell