We’ve all heard
And, a day delayed, on October 13, the actor who made the starship captain famous successfully headed into space on a Blue Origin capsule. At 90 years old, William Shatner achieved the distinction of “oldest person in space.” Although men have been in orbit before, he was the first Star Fleet Command officer to visit.
Shatner said in a statement:
“I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”
Alas, there were no Vulcans will be on board. However, the voyage included “a former NASA engineer who founded a nanosatellite company; the co-founder of a software company specializing in clinical research; and a Blue Origin employee.” According to the release the journey lasted about ten minutes and “reach[ed] no higher than about 66 miles.” It was a short space trip for William Shatner/Captain Kirk. But a memorable one.
Shatner didn’t dust off his gold Command uniform for the trip… nor his iconic green wrap-around tunic. But Command is in one’s heart. Maybe next time the team could shoot a quick
William Shatner’s journey into space was a simple one. But it certainly is a fun concept for