Capt. James T. Kirk/William Shatner- Going to Space

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  1. Dyre Straits

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    The actor who played Captain Kirk in the Star Trek series is set to embark on a real-life journey into space.

    US tech billionaire Jeff Bezos's space travel company Blue Origin confirmed that William Shatner would be blasting off from Texas on 12 October.

    Aged 90, the actor will become the oldest person to have flown into space.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58792761
     
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    No joke but an a 90 year old heart actually take that amount of stress ?
     
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    pretty sure he's either been approved or he's signed the waver.... he's the type of man that would willfully go up and be happy to die in space iconically as the first person to ACTUALLY die in such an environment as a civilian, and as far i know, the only human to ever die in space.
     
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    There was the Soyuz 11 in 1971 and the 3 cosmonauts onboard actually died while still preparing for re entry their capsule depressarised and they died instantly, they were the first and only people to die in space after that it became standard procedure to get into their spacesuit before re entry

    Kirk though your correct I suppose he would love the irony of it all :)
     
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    It was stated that they weren't in space though at the likely time of their deaths, they were pronounced dead on earth... technicalities and the fact that they aren't sure when they likely passed.

    A lot of people have made mention of that event in regards to death "in space" but it's fundamentally incorrect.

    I mean even if ol kirk kicks the bucket in the flight, it's hard to even call low earth orbit "space", but IMO if you're in a position of zero gravity and you're not at a point of re-entry (falling to earth) rapidly... it's about as close to accurate as possible.
     
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    I hope Shatner isn't expecting green dancing girls...
     
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    would be an ideal time for green dancing girls to appear and make first contact though.
     
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    I read about it earlier. What a great fun thing. I wish him good luck and an awesome experience. I hope before I die I make it to space.


    EDIT: I just realized, in the future the above will be seen like someone today saying they wish to one day fly on a plane, or travel by train or something.

    Lucky future humans!
     
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    Just watched the live takeoff and landing and I have to say its very impressive especially the booster coming back to earth in one piece that sonic boom was great ... less than 10 minutes from takeoff to landing was a surprise though.

    Shatners the man :)
     
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    I found it really funny how they pampered the booster and slowed it down to a few km/h, and the crewed capsule slammed at several times the speed.

    Anyway, congrats to all involved and well, Mr. Shatner sure had quite an adventure by any standard and especially for a 90 year old!
     
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    first ever situation in which the red shirts arrived back unscathed hey?

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    I was at work and then on my way to lunch when it was happening. Shatner was totally...and understandably...emotional about the experience. Many 90-year olds I've read about tend to want to skydive or bungee jump for a thrill. This one was totally out of this world! :)
     

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