/ 14 October 2021

Quick trip’s a good trip

Image source: Blue Origin
Image source: Blue Origin

He came, he saw, he conquered the 10 minute trip to space. Captain Kirk aka Star Trek actor William Shatner has gone up and back to space aboard the latest Blue Origin flight. Climbing to a maximum altitude just above 100km, passengers on the Bezos Express could see the curvature of the Earth. Calling the experience “unbelievable”, a teary 90yo Shatner – now the oldest person to go to space – said it was “the most profound experience. I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened. I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can retain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it.” Also on board was former NASA engineer/entrepreneur Chris Boshuizen – he became the 3rd Aussie to go into space. The mission was the 2nd crewed outing for Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

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