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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:05 PM

Age 90: William Shatner will ride Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin New Shepard rocket next month:



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Captain Kirk is truly headed to space...at 90. William Shatner is set to board Jeff Bezosí Blue Origin New Shepard rocket next month, according to TMZ, becoming the oldest man to ever fly into space.

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Reply Age 90: William Shatner will ride Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin New Shepard rocket next month: (Original post)
tblue37 Sep 2021 OP
Hekate Sep 2021 #1
AZLD4Candidate Sep 2021 #2
Srkdqltr Sep 2021 #3
alphafemale Sep 2021 #12
tblue37 Sep 2021 #4
JI7 Sep 2021 #5
tblue37 Sep 2021 #6
Archae Sep 2021 #8
MiniMe Sep 2021 #9
Archae Sep 2021 #10
MiniMe Sep 2021 #14
MustLoveBeagles Sep 2021 #7
Tom Rinaldo Sep 2021 #11
LudwigPastorius Sep 2021 #13
Talitha Sep 2021 #15
twin_ghost Sep 2021 #16

Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:14 PM

1. Woot!

Godspeed, Capt Kirk!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:19 PM

2. Wouldn't it be cool if he gave the Star Trek opening monologue from space?

I've been binge watching (again) the original series and the first six movies.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:29 PM

3. No matter what anyone thinks about Bezos or his space thing, Shatner should go.

No one is more appropriate. Patrick Stewart should go also.

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:50 PM

12. Make it so.

 

And from what I have seen, Sir Patrick seems to also be an awesome human being.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:33 PM

4. My daughter, an aerospace medicine doctor, did research that shows that people of even

advanced age and/or with medical conditions --as long as those conditions, like high blood pressure, for example--are controlled can tolerate the high Gs needed for lift off.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:40 PM

5. What's he going to wear ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:43 PM

6. He should be allowed to wear a Starfleet uniform. It would be great PR for the franchise.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:13 PM

8. A red shirt?

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Response to Archae (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:22 PM

9. I think his shirts were gold

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:35 PM

10. They were, but I was making a Trek joke.

Red shirts were usually the first ones in the Old Series to get killed.

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Response to Archae (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:15 PM

14. That I remember

Uh oh, he is wearing a red shirt

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:00 PM

7. Cool

I'll try to watch the launch.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:40 PM

11. All mixed feelings aside...

That is a very very cool thing to be happening and it definitely makes me smile.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:03 PM

13. How is The Shat going to keep his toupee on in zero g?


He'd better use some of that heavy duty Starfleet Duct Tape!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:46 PM

15. OMG, he's 90?!? Sure doesn't look it.

Godspeed, Captain Kirk!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:53 PM

16. He should fly with Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Bezo's junkett only goes to the edge of space. Just sayin...

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