William Shatner of ‘Star Trek’ Will Be the Oldest Person to Fly to Space: How to Watch
When Blue Origin’s second crewed trip launches on October 12, William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” franchise, will become the oldest person to fly to space. Shatner is a 90-year-old actor.
Blue Origin’s next crewed journey will involve Shatner and the space company’s vice president of mission and flight operations.
William Shatner of “Star Trek” will be the oldest person to fly into space.
When Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches its second crewed trip on October 12, Captain James T. Kirk of “Star Trek” will become the oldest person to fly to space.
William Shatner, 90, will be one of three passengers on the New Shepard’s second trip. According to a report by Space, Blue Origin’s second crewed mission, dubbed NS-18, is set to launch at 8:30 a.m. local time.
Until then, the oldest person to fly to space is Wally Funk, who was one of the passengers on Blue Origin’s first crewed voyage. When the New Shepard was sent into space last July, she was 82 years old.
During his appearance on NBC’s “Today Show,” the “Star Trek” star was quoted by Space in a separate piece.
“I’m going to view the expanse of space, as well as our Earth’s astounding miracle and fragility in comparison to the forces at work in the universe.”
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The NS-18 Mission of Blue Origin
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 The NS-18 mission will launch from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in Texas, and will be the company’s second crewed flight.
The New Shepard has an automated system, therefore there will be no pilot on board. The following people have been added to the roster of passengers for the NS-18 mission, in addition to the “Star Trek” star: Audrey Powers is the vice president of mission and flight operations of Blue Origin. Chris Boshuizen is the co-founder of Planet, an Earth observation company (otherwise known as Planet Labs) Glen de Vries is the vice chair of Dassault Systèmes’ Life Sciences and Healthcare division. While the NS-18 mission is the New Shepard’s second crewed flight, the Blue Origin spacecraft has already completed 17 missions.
The flight will last approximately 11 minutes. Should. News from Brinkwire in a nutshell.