In an awesome instance of life slowly transferring within the course of artwork, Star Trek legend William Shatner will go into space – for actual – immediately. Shatner is catching a experience off the earth on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin is in fact the space flight firm owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
The flight has the designation NS-18 (the eighteenth New Shepard mission) and it’ll carry a crew of 4: Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, Audrey Powers, and William Shatner. All will formally be astronauts as soon as they attain outer space. Whereas Shatner would be the first Star Trek star to truly go into outer space, immediately’s flight sees the “Captain Kirk” actor obtain one other milestone. On the age of 90, Shatner will be the oldest person ever to journey to outer space.
#NewShepard is go for launch! The mission group has accomplished the Flight Readiness Analysis prior to #NS18. That is our ultimate assembly with the engineers and Mission Management group to guarantee all techniques are go for launch. A thread: pic.twitter.com/nCBmVyTh2X
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) October 12, 2021
The NS-18 flight was supposed to carry off yesterday however was delayed due to windy situations, reports The New York Instances. However as of now, immediately’s flight appears to be like to be on observe. Shatner and the opposite three astronauts will carry off immediately at 10 a.m. ET, Wednesday, October 13. A livestream of the flight will start 90 minutes earlier than launch, which might be viewed on Blue Origin’s Youtube channel here (and the stream can also be embedded beneath).