William Shatner obtained emotional and introspective in a approach solely the Captain Kirk actor might upon his successful return again to Earth after venturing into house on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket. 

The 90-year-old actor joined Blue Origin Vice President of New Shepard Mission and Flight Operations Audrey Powers in addition to Dr. Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries as they blasted off on the aerospace firm’s newest suborbital spaceflight on Wednesday. The successful mission makes Shatner the oldest individual to journey to house. 

The group flew to an estimated 66 miles (106 kilometers) over the West Texas desert within the absolutely automated capsule earlier than safely parachuting dwelling. Upon returning again to Earth after the 11-minute journey, Shatner emerged from the house capsule the place he instantly spoke with CEO Jeff Bezos within the desert concerning the profound expertise he simply underwent. 

“In a way it’s indescribable,” he said immediately upon rising as a real-life astronaut after famously taking part in an area traveler for years on “Star Trek.”


“What you have done,” he mentioned to Bezos, getting visibly emotional. “Everybody in the world needs to do this, everybody in the world needs to see the… It was unbelievable. Unbelievable.”

William Shatner is formally the oldest individual to go to house after returning to Earth on a Blue Origin rocket.
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After turning down some celebratory champagne from Bezos, the actor started to do his greatest to explain what it was like to interrupt via Earth’s environment and be confronted with the enormity of house and the unknown. 

Shatner described the second that the picture round him turned from the colourful blue that we on Earth know to be the sky vanishing rapidly as they hit orbit as essentially the most shocking factor of his journey into house. 


“You’re looking into blackness, that black ugliness. You’re looking at the blue down there [on Earth] and the black up there,” he mentioned. “There is mother Earth and comfort and there is… is there death? I don’t know, is that death? Is that the way death is?”

Shatner then put each his fingers on Bezos’ shoulders in an effort to thank him correctly for the chance he simply gave him. In doing so, he briefly referenced different house opponents like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX with out naming anybody firm by title.

This undated photo made available by Blue Origin in October 2021 shows, from left, Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Audrey Powers and Glen de Vries. 

This undated photograph made accessible by Blue Origin in October 2021 exhibits, from left, Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Audrey Powers and Glen de Vries. 
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“You have done something… I mean, whatever those other guys are doing, I don’t know about that. What you have given me is the most profound experience I can imagine,” Shatner mentioned whereas preventing again tears. “I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened. I just… it’s extraordinary. It’s extraordinary.” 

“But that’s a whole other conversation,” he mentioned. 

The “Star Trek” actor merely concluded by stating once more that there was nothing that compares to the expertise.