Wednesday, October 13, 2021

William Shatner's mission in space, a success



Astronaut, William Shatner, lands on Earth.

It was so exciting to see William Shatner, aged 90, become the oldest man in space today, as he blasted off aboard the Blue Origin starship.

The six man crew under Kirk's command, naturally returned safely.

Visibly awestruck, perhaps shaken and very emotional, Shatner touched back down to earth 12 minutes after take off.

He stood alone, from the other astronauts, collecting himself and processing what he had experienced.   He was speaking aloud his thoughts, which gave huge insight into the emotions involved with this, the most extreme sport he has ever been involved with, and there have been many.  

On landing he said, "I hope I can maintain what I feel now. I don't want to lose it. It's so much larger than me and life." 

He was already a Starfleet legend before blast off,  so the only title we can bestow on top of that, is that of Astronaut.

Watch the stream below to see the take off, and the landing footage and interview, from 22 minutes in.



 

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