Beam Me Up Bezos: William Shatner Becomes Oldest Person Ever Into Space

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The Jeff Bezos’ owner Blue Origin rocket New Shepard has taken the Star Trek acting icon William Shatner, into space. He becomes the oldest person to do so at 90 years old.
The Blue Origin vessel successfully landed in Texas after it flew to an altitude of 66 miles. Shatner surpassed 82-year-old aviation pioneer Wally Funk, who set the previous age record just a few months earlier.
The NS-18 mission was originally scheduled to fly on Tuesday, but Blue Origin decided on Sunday to delay the launch due to forecasted high winds.

William Shatner grew emotional describing his experience launching into space;

I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened. It’s extraordinary, extraordinary. I hope I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it. It’s so much larger than me and life.”

Speaking to Jeff Bezos after the Blue Origin flight, the 90-year-old actor told him: “What you have given me is the most profound experience I can imagine.”

It hasn’t got anything to do with the little green men and the blue orb. It has to do with the enormity and the quickness and the suddenness of life and death.”

To see the blue color whip by you, and now you’re staring into blackness, that’s the thing,” he said.

He called the sky a “comforter of blue that we have around us.”

You look down, there’s the blue down there and the black up there … there is Mother Earth and comfort, and there is, is there death? I don’t know, but is that death? Is that the way death is? … It was so moving; this experience, it was something unbelievable,” he said while the crew celebrated behind him.

William Shatner – Jeff Bezos