Star Trek actor William Shatner made a historic space visit, explaining his post-return journey and saying he hopes he will never recover.
Star Trek actor William Shatner took off and boldly went to a place the 90-year-old had never been to in Blue Origin’s second crew mission.
The Canadian, forever known to the trekkie corps of the science fiction show as Captain James Tiberius Kirk, set out on a space voyage shortly before 2am AEDT.
Shatner called this experience one of the “most profound and humble” things in his life.
“I hope I’ll never recover. I hope I can keep what I’m feeling now. I don’t want to lose it,” he said. “I am very impressed with what has happened now.”
He was joined by Blue Origin executive Audrey Powers, Planet Labs co-founder Australian Chris Boshuizen, and clinical research platform Medidata Solutions co-founder Glen DeVries on the New Shepard rocket.
Dr. Boshuizen told 7NEWS that he was a “space douk” who spent “a lot of money” to fly.
“I wasn’t always happy with the price,” he told 7NEWS.
Former NASA developer and satellite entrepreneur visited Australia’s third space.
A hop of about 11 minutes across the Karman line (100 km in the air just beyond the Earth’s atmosphere) and a parachute landing in the desert and descending again is a reenactment of the Blue maiden flight in July.
The trip, which included Amazon company owner Jeff Bezos, was seen as a milestone for the early space travel sector.
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