This morning, William Shatner launched into Space alongside an all-civilian crew aboard The New Shepard Rocket made by Blue Origin.
Shatner, age 90, became the oldest individual to go into space! He was joined by three other individuals on this revolutionary trip: Audrey Powers, the Vice President of Blue Origin's Mission and Flight Operations, Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer, and Glen de Vries, a healthcare entrepreneur.
The New Shepard Rocket launched into space at 7:50 a.m. PST from Blue Origin's spaceport near Van Horn in West Texas.
The rocket was supposed to launch into space yesterday but the trip was delayed due to high winds.
The group traveled to an altitude of 62 miles and spent three to four minutes weightless before touching back down on Earth.
William Shatner was visibly emotional after touching back down on Earth. TV camera caught an emotional Shatner speaking to Blue Origin and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, about the trip to space.
“What you have given me is the most profound experience I can imagine. I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened,” ... “It’s extraordinary. Extraordinary.”
Shatner said to Bezos
This was the second flight with humans by Blue Origin - on July 20th, Bezos blasted himself off into space with his brother and two others for a 10-minute trip into space.
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