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Star Trek’s Captain Kirk rocketing into
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Posted By: Imright, 10/4/2021 10:36:44 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Star Trek’s Captain Kirk is rocketing into space this month — boldly going where no other sci-fi actors have gone.Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that William Shatner will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12.At age 90, Shatner will become the oldest person in space. He’ll join three others — two of them paying customers — aboard a Blue Origin capsule. It will be the company’s second launch with a crew. Bezos was on the debut flight in July, along with his brother and the youngest and oldest to fly in space. Shatner will break that upper threshold by six years.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232 10/4/2021 10:38:20 AM (No. 934601)
Somehow, this seems appropriate and inappropriate at the same time.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toodles3956 10/4/2021 11:04:05 AM (No. 934641)
I love it! I wish Leonard Nimoy was alive to go with him.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 10/4/2021 11:48:39 AM (No. 934698)
Best wishes to Shatner. I still remember walking over to friend's home in the evening to watch Star Trek in color on their TV. Color TV for us was still about 5 years in the future due to cost.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: William A. Hollerman 10/4/2021 11:58:49 AM (No. 934713)
Who says real life does not imitate art? Good job JTK.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LeftCoast 10/4/2021 12:10:11 PM (No. 934732)
Perhaps he'll have the opportunity to touch the soul of his previous wife who drowned under "mysterious" circumstances.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 10/4/2021 12:26:40 PM (No. 934753)
Go where no man has gone before. Bon Voyage. See Star Trek on MeTV Saturday nights.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jacksin5 10/4/2021 12:27:40 PM (No. 934754)
How does Blue Origin expect a 90 yr old man to survive the G-Forces created upon take-off?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Namma 10/4/2021 1:12:26 PM (No. 934839)
I hope he is able to go. He can wipe the "oldest man in space" claim from john glenn. That guy forced his way to this title by pushing aside another member of the space team. He did it just to say he was the oldest man in space. Absolutely no regards for the man whose career he ruined.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 10/4/2021 1:28:21 PM (No. 934861)
#7, in a reclining seated position, the G forces aren't a particularly big problem. ~3 Gs for two minutes on ascent and ~5.5 Gs "for a few seconds" on re-entry while reclining in a properly shaped chair aren't too much. Reclining position makes all the difference.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: red1066 10/4/2021 2:13:31 PM (No. 934920)
At his age, he's still boldly going where no man his age has gone before.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Omen55 10/4/2021 4:10:47 PM (No. 935061)
To boldly go!
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