William Shatner will be on the Blue Origin as its second crew to go to space
William Shatner, famous for playing the fearless Captain James T Kirk of ‘Star Trek’ series, is all set to make history as Jeff Bezos’ space travel company Blue Origin is ready for its second flight into space, carrying the 90-year-old. With this, the Hollywood legend will become the oldest person to go into space.
According to reports, the mission — NS18 — will take off at 10 am EDT (9 am local time), on October 13 from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One, a launchpad in rural West Texas about 100 miles from El Paso. In a statement, the Canadian actor said last week, “I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”
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This is believed to be one of the greatest moments of Shatner’s life. But there was a time when the ‘Boston Legal’ star opened up about unpleasant phases in his life, including the end of his friendship with his ‘Star Trek’ co-star Leonard Nimoy.
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Shatner has earlier mentioned that he will be clueless all his life about what he had done that angered his friend Nimoy so much that he did not talk to him in the final years of his life. Shatner and Nimoy were not on good terms for five long years before the latter died in February 2015 at the age of 83.
Besides, what troubles Shartner more is why Nimoy did not discuss the issue with him when he was alive. In 2018, he told the New York Daily News, “Until the day I die, I will still wonder what caused that rift. After all the years we had spent together, after the bond we had forged, what could I have done that was so irreparable that he couldn’t even talk to me about it?”
The feud between the two legends apparently became so huge that Nimoy even declined to be part of a film the father-of-three was making. When Shatner was questioned why ‘The Big Bang Theory’ would not make an appearance in his movie, he responded, “I don’t know. I thought he was joking at first and treated it as a joke because he sometimes would pretend and say, ‘No, I’m not going to do that’ and then say, ‘Yes’, So that’s what I thought he did. But. Brinkwire Brief News.