William “Capitão Kirk” Shatner foi ao espaço
October 12, 2021 -
William Shatner – o capitão Kirk no clássico O Caminho das Estrelas –
foi onde nenhum ator de 90 anos alguma vez foi, a bordo do foguetão
Blue Origin de Jeff Bezos. É a pessoa mais velha a viajar ao espaço.
After nearly a lifetime playing Captain Kirk in the Star Trek television series and spin-off movies, actor William Shatner is set to “boldly go where no man has gone before”.
Shatner will be joined by three crew mates aboard the Blue Origin New Shepard NS-18 – Audrey Powers (Blue Origin’s vice president of missions and flight operations, and a former NASA flight controller), and Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries (two paying customers).
At 90 years old, he will become the oldest person to ever travel into space - fulfilling a lifelong ambition.
The rocket will blast off from West Texas on October 12, sending the crew on a 10 minute journey. It will reach altitude of 106km – just beyond the Karman Line, the most widely recognised boundary of space.
- William Shatner and Blue Origin’s Audrey Powers to fly on New Shepard’s 18th mission (Blue Origin)
- Captain Kirk: Bezos’ Blue Origin to send William Shatner into space (BBC)
- William Shatner: Star Trek actor, 90, to blast off into space next week (Sky News)
- William Shatner's Blue Origin launch on New Shepard: Live updates (Space.com)