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Shatner breaks the age barrier, goes where no nonagenarian has gone before with Blue Origin rocket trip


  • Shatner breaks the age barrier, goes where no nonagenarian has gone before with Blue Origin rocket trip

    Gives classic monologue upon landing

    Katyanna Quach Wed 13 Oct 2021 // 20:33 UTC

    Four travelers successfully flew to the edge of space and back on Blue Origin’s second commercial spaceflight including William Shatner, making the 90-year-old Star Trek actor the oldest person to leave Earth yet.

    The nonagenarian was joined by Audrey Powers, VP of Blue Origin’s New Shepard flight operations, Dr Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Earth-monitoring startup Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, vice-chair of life Sciences & Healthcare, at Dassault Systèmes.

    Blue Origin’s capsule atop the New Shepard rocket launched near Van Horn, Texas, on Wednesday at 1449 UTC. The four-person crew was taken to the Kármán line, 100 kilometers or 330,000 feet above Earth’s mean sea level, a region ...


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