Business, Live Updates: William Shatner Goes To Space On Blue Origin Mission

Business, Live Updates: William Shatner Goes To Space On Blue Origin Mission

An emotional William Shatner says 'I hope I can maintain what I feel now. I don't want to lose it.'

'I'm so filled with emotion about what just happened. It's extraordinary' Back on Earth, William Shatner grew emotional describing his experience launching into space

10/13/2021 6:33:00 PM

'I'm so filled with emotion about what just happened. It's extraordinary' Back on Earth, William Shatner grew emotional describing his experience launching into space

'Star Trek' actor William Shatner will be launched into space on a Blue Origin flight alongside Audrey Powers, Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries. Follow here for the latest news on the launch.

From CNN's Jackie WattlesNinety-year-old William Shatner, who gained fame portraying Captain Kirk on the original"Star Trek," just hitched a ride aboard a suborbital spacecraft that grazed the edge of outer space before parachuting to a landing, making Shatner the oldest person ever to travel to space.

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Shatner took off aboard a New Shepard spacecraft — the one developed by Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, and the same vehicle that took Bezos himself to space this summer — just before 10:50 a.m. ET from Blue Origin’s West Texas launch site.

Bezos, a lifelong"Star Trek" fan, flew Shatner as a comped guest. With him were three crewmates: Chris Boshuizen, a co-founder of satellite company Planet Labs, and software executive Glen de Vries, who are both paying customers, and Audrey Powers, Blue Origin's vice president of mission and flight operations. headtopics.com

The trip took just 10 minutes from takeoff to landing. The crew experienced about three minutes of weightlessness at the top of their flight path before their capsule deployed parachutes to slow their descent and touched back down near their Texas launch site.

Shanter's new record as the oldest person to fly to space one-ups the record set just three months ago by 82-year-old Wally Funk, who was previously denied the opportunity to fly by NASA in the 1960s before she joined Bezos on his July flight. Read more: CNN »

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…to boldly go where no nonagenarian has gone before! classic ‘78 breaking stereotypes haha These joy rides are begging for something to go wrong. I hope it doesn't happen, but a lot of very smart people were involved with the Mercury program that killed three REAL astronauts, and with the Challenger and Columbia disasters.

Where's the intense heat on re-entry into earth's atmosphere? Who cares!! Disney Land for billionaires who don’t pay their fair share of taxes yet cable outlets like CNN give Bezos hours and hours of free advertising time to sell his Space mountain ride. FlatJannrickles 😀🤩 As Walt Whitman famously wrote, “O Captain! My Captain!” Terrific moment William. Art and nature in perfect harmony

Stop claiming to be liberal then supporting a man 'Shatner' who is incredibly ableist towards us autistic's. If you care about us at all you will stop supporting him Too cool. And back on earth a youngish senior cannot even open an “eco-friendly bottle” of Snapple Our priorities are so friggin’ screwed up it is unbelievable. Glad he made it back in one piece. But what has Bezos done for the world lately?

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Space Flight Won't Mess Up William Shatner Despite AgeNeil DeGrasse Tyson says space flight won't take its toll on William Shatner despite his age. He may come back looking 50yrs younger 👽 What do you mean?Who doesnt have a heartattack doing that?! I’d never want2go2space”OKAY SO, we’re gonna strapU2Amissile&shoot U into space,NOW,in the past,sometimes they explode even though we spend billions making them,not2worry”Id be terrifiedout of mymind,from start to finish

I just can’t help feeling that this is nothing more than an expensive amusement park ride,thrilling I’m sure but nothing else WilliamShatner SpaceX Lost opportunity if no one shouted 'captain on the bridge' while in space. I feel like you can tell a lot about humans in this clip. The younger individuals in the back celebrating the accomplishment while Shatner is sharing the impact. Age seems to have rewarded him with the clarity of how incredible it is to see our planet in the dark abyss of space.

Rich people taking joyrides into a 10minute orbit. Really stupid. Seems fitting... “You’ve given me the most profound experience” William Shatner 🥺🥺🥺 BlueOrigin Did the Shat shart? This is why actors need writers. Are those champain people next to them anoying or what LOL can't hear what he is saying and it lookst so emotional. kaptainkirk

I wonder if he used priceline to book his trip

Blue Origin prepares to beam William Shatner and crew into space WednesdayWilliam Shatner 'Capt. Kirk' set to launch into space Wednesday Nothing to lose & everything to gain, At 90, Shatner’s a ‘Star’ nobody dare tame! Appropriate choice for this ‘Trek’ and thrilling ride, This geriatric cadet should be ‘beaming’ with pride! For all he’s entertained for years & years, Vicarious thrills will will accompany cheers! Wgaf! They’re beaming him…. the long way around. Actually hurling his body into space, as opposed to turning his organic matter into energy, sending it via a data stream, then reassembling it on the other end.

William Shatner Launching to Space with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Watch Live StreamWilliam Shatner's about to rocket into space, courtesy of Jeff Bezos and one of his Blue Origin rockets ... and you can watch his journey trek to the stars right here. I read somewhere that a Klingon Bird of Prey had entered the solar system earlier this morning.

Blue Origin sends William Shatner to edge of spaceWilliam Shatner will be aboard the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket and capsule on a suborbital space tourism flight to the edge of space on Wednesday. Well now “Luke Skywalker” has to go to space too. lukeskywalker starwars NastyPaul awesome It is already finished?

Watch Live: Star Trek Legend William Shatner and New Shepard crew land safe back to EarthTOUCHDOWN: The Blue Origin Capsule carrying four people including 90-year-old actor William Shatner has landed in Texas. Follow our live blog for more: Sometimes life imitates art SICKENING! mcspocky Who cares?

Blue Origin live updates: Watch William Shatner and crew blast to the edge of space'Star Trek' actor William Shatner and his three crewmates on Blue Origin's New Shepard are just hours away from their flight to space.