William Shatner is Going to Space

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William Shatner is Going to Space

#1 Post by Spock » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:33 am

via Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin. IIRC, the launch date is October 12.

Actually, I am kind of surprised that this has escaped notice here.

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Re: William Shatner is Going to Space

#2 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:37 am

Once he does, he'll be the oldest person to have gone into space, surpassing Senator John Glenn's shuttle ride.
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#3 Post by jaybee » Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:49 pm

I wonder if it's going to be just a bit awkward if the other three in the Blue Origin capsule will be wearing red shirts.
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#4 Post by earendel » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:39 am

*Ahem* I posted this on October 4 under the title "Beam me up, Scotty".
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#5 Post by Spock » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:21 am

earendel wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:39 am
*Ahem* I posted this on October 4 under the title "Beam me up, Scotty".
I apologize. I did not see it.

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Re: William Shatner is Going to Space

#6 Post by SportsFan68 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:38 pm

I'd rather have had Spock, but he wasn't available. For a Science Officer, he smoked too many damn cigarettes . . .

Shatner did way better than I expected upon disembarking. You could tell it wasn't scripted -- he didn't chew up the scenery . . .
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