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William Shatner to Take off into Space next Week at 90

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He is boldly going where no 90 year old has gone before and be the oldest person to be sent into space

He follows the last flight, Blue Origin from 20 July,when Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos and Wally Funonk went on a historic mission to space

Talk about reach for the stars

telmel
a week ago
What do you think of this?
KatieBlue
KatieBluea week ago

Rather him than me. I hope he has had a thorough health check, before he goes.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

It could be his final frontier K, but i am sure he will kling on

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beccatavender
beccatavendera week ago

I hope that the strain isn't too much for him, but pleased he gets to go as it was his dream.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

I grew up with star trek the tv series so love the fact he is turning fiction into fact

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angelik
angelika week ago

It's not something that appeals to me, but good luck to him. I think it's great that he's doing something like this at his age, and I hope he enjoys the experience👍

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nissan3
nissan3a week ago

Hope he does not shat himself. 💩 😆

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

I can just about afford my bus pass lol.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

but i did get the mars trip ticket on the freebies page .

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

I can't imagine that any 90 year old is fit enough to go up into space despite the fact that he is known throughout the galaxy and beyond.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa week ago

Horrible as it is at 90 he is likely to have many health issues and be in a weakened state. Surely going into space is highly risky to say the least. Yes if he successfully goes up and comes back that will be very positive but I feel like even he does that he may die shortly after this trip perhaps within 3 months of coming back. It will put all sorts of stresses on his body.

I bet they are taking a body bag with them on the trip just in case, yes morbid I know but in a closed environment its got to be off-putting with a dead body next to you. There are no space ambulances etc, he is there for the trip alive or dead.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

They could always beam him off B Image

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Pppathome
Pppathomea week ago

Beam me up scotty

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

"I cannae change the laws of physics! ...

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabea week ago

“I haven’t faced death. I’ve cheated death. I’ve tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity; I know nothing.”

- 'Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan'.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

"Live long and prosper" Image

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nissan3
nissan3a week ago

Can't they just stick a rocket up his arse it would be a lot cheaper.

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beccatavender
beccatavender4 days ago

Not sure if people have seen this

Shatner in space: 'The most profound experience'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58885555

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Aenurse1
Aenurse13 days ago

Wow 90 in space , I was a bit scared he’d have heart attack or something

Did you see his interview after he was very emotional

Lived his dreams

The force was with him

Well done. But complete waste of money hay

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly253 days ago

It created a massive media frenzy for a ten minute flight! Great publicity for Jeff Bezos

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 days ago

Yes it went up to about 66 miles and then came down, the Virgin Galactic flight went up about 54 miles yet there is a huge cost difference between them and greater safety risk with a rocket plus far more wasteful of resources. Also it only lasts about 10 minutes where as the Virgin Galactic flight is an hour and a half. Bezo's said he might be able to offer $200k seats undercutting Virgin Galactic but calculations have shown each seat costs millions to launch so that would be massively subsidised with probably a zero chance of happening.

I'm sure Blue Origin is more about NASA contracts and satellite launching etc than viable for short tourism trips these are really just test flights with a few passengers. Virgin has its Orbit division for launching satellites using Launcher One which is deployed from Cosmic Girl (a Boeing 747). I live quite close to Cornwall so hoping to see some launches there when the Space port is in operation and Launcher One is deployed from there.

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston3273 days ago

brave man at his age

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