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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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#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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#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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#7 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:55 am

Bezos' next Blue Origin flight will have some special passengers as well. Good Morning America co-host and former NFL All-Pro Michael Strahan and Laura Shepard Churchley, daughter of Alan Shepard, will be on the flight that leaves on December 9. The spacecraft is fittingly named the "New Shepard." There will be four other paying passengers on the flight as well.

Strahan is being honored this Sunday by the New York Giants, who will be retiring his number 92 during their game with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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