Actor William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the cult series Star Trek, became the oldest human to go into space. Shatner, 90, today boarded the Blue Origin spacecraft New Shepperd, owned by the multimillionaire Jeff Bezos.
The author and the other three crew made a flight of minutes that crossed the Karman line, internationally defined as the limit of the atmosphere. At 90 years old, Shatner became the oldest person to go into space. For four minutes, the crew experienced the absence of gravity and enjoyed the curvature of the earth.
Since it was Known for his participation in the New Shepperd flight, William Shatner has been active on North American social networks and media. Always in a good mood, he said in his participation at the Comic Con in New York, where he has a legion of Star Trek indefectibles, who are afraid of the trip: “I get to thinking. I’m going to get on a rocket and our best guess is that it should work? I am terrified. I’m Captain Kirk and I’m terrified,” he joked.
This wasn’t the first time William Shatner was told to go into space. In 1966, Virgin Galactic owner Richard Branson will have invited the actor to go into space on his ship. The mission took place this summer, but without Capital Kirk on board.
Branson then said that the actor was afraid of flying, which has now been proven not to be true. William Shatner, in turn, revealed the refusal because the multimillionaire wanted him to pay for the flight out of his own pocket: “He wanted me to go and pay and I told him ‘listen, if you want pay me and I’ll go upstairs. I risk my life for a kite of dough’, but he didn’t accept the offer.”
William Shatner’s participation in a space flight is a huge marketing operation. The Canadian actor became world-renowned by playing the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek series. The series debuted in the United States on September 8, 1966 and lasted only three seasons. But the films that followed were huge successes and the series has since been re-set around the world frequently, generating a worldwide phenomenon of unfailing fans of the series, the Trekkers.
“Beam me up, Scoty” is perhaps the most iconic of Captain Kirk’s lines, and is said when he wants to be teleported back to the USS Enterprise.
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