Sumary of Star Trek’s ‘Captain Kirk’ becomes oldest person in space aboard Bezos’s Blue Origin:
- Issued on: 13/10/2021 – 17:39 Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company.
- “The only thing I don’t want to see is a little gremlin looking back at me,” he joked, referring to the plot of his 1963 “Twilight Zone” episode titled “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.
- #NS18— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) October 13, 2021 The blastoff brought priceless star power to Bezos’ spaceship company, given its built-in appeal to baby boomers, celebrity watchers and space enthusiasts.
- Shatner starred in TV’s original “Star Trek” from 1966 to 1969, back when the U.S. was racing for the moon, and went on to appear in a string of “Star Trek” movies.
- James Tiberius Kirk go to space,” Blue Origin launch commentator Jacki Cortese said before liftoff.
- Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson led the way by riding into space in his own rocket ship in July, followed by Bezos nine days later on Blue Origin’s first flight with a crew.