William Shatner of Star Trek Fame Going to Space Aboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Rocket: Report
William Shatner, 90, is reportedly going to turn out to be the oldest particular person to fly into house on board Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin rocket. Shatner, who portrayed Captain James T. Kirk within the fashionable Star Trek franchise, is about to be a part of the second crew to fly into house within the New Shepard capsule in July. Bezos and his crew took the inaugural Blue Origin house flight and spent a couple of minutes in zero gravity. The Amazon founder is in a race with different non-public gamers like Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to faucet the evolving house tourism market prone to be price no less than $3 billion (roughly Rs. 2.2 lakh crores) by 2030.
In accordance with a report by TMZ, Shatner shall be aboard the 15-minute flight that’s anticipated to take off in October and the complete mission shall be filmed for a documentary. He has beforehand expressed his want to take an area flight. Final yr, the actor shared a picture of himself in a spacesuit and tweeted it to US house company NASA, asking if may be part of the SpaceX crew to the Worldwide Area Station.
BTW @NASA – simply in case; the swimsuit does match! ???????? #LaunchAmerica #AstroBill ???????? pic.twitter.com/Wa9DuV08Vt
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 20, 2020
Shatner or Blue Origin is but to formally verify the information. The TMZ report didn’t provide any additional particulars.
When Bezos and his crew went to the house for a quick interval in July this yr, the final civilian seat on the flight was auctioned for $28 million (roughly Rs. 205 crores). Bezos and his crew of three travelled past the Karman Line, thought of the sting of house, positioned at an altitude of 100km above the Earth. As they entered zero gravity, the crew members floated throughout the capsule in awe, in accordance with a video shared by the billionaire entrepreneur.
Nonetheless, Bezos additionally needed to face backlash as some Amazon clients started canceling their Prime membership, saying there have been in opposition to funding the non-public house journeys of a billionaire.