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William Shatner has become the oldest person to reach space


What just happened? William Shatner has officially become the oldest person to reach space following Blue Origin’s successful launch and landing of New Shepard NS-18 just moments ago. The historic flight was originally scheduled for one day earlier on October 12 but was postponed until today due to heavy winds expected in the area. No such winds were present at liftoff on Wednesday.

Today’s launch was streamed live online the Internet and witnessed by hundreds of thousands of viewers. NS-18 blasted off from Launch Site One in West Texas and just over four minutes later, all four astronauts – Audrey Powers, Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and William Shatner – were able to unstrap from their harnesses and experience weightlessness.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully completed its fourth mission, landing safely in the upright position without incident. The crew capsule followed a few minutes later, safely delivering the ...


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