William Shatner is going to make history. The 90-years old man who is a star trek alum is going to travel in space with blue origin, the company founded by Jeff Bezos. As he was one of the four passengers on board in the New Shepherd NS-18 ship. Speaking with several morning shows Shatner told that there were many reasons for him to travel in space, the bragging rights does not hurt as he is an old man to travel the frontier. “I wanted to claim that I was the oldest person that went into space,” he said of the title. “I want to see space, I want to see the Earth, I want to see what we need to do to save Earth. I want to have a perspective that hasn’t been shown to me before. That’s what I’m interested in seeing.”
Shatner also shared his one of the biggest concerns he has while traveling away from the Earth. “I plan to be looking out the window with my nose pressed against the window,” he said. “The only thing I don’t want to see is a little gremlin looking back at me.” The journey has been delayed a day due to high winds in Texas where the launch is scheduled to take place. “I’m deeply disappointed because I was building up the enthusiastic response and now we’ve got to wait another day, but as you point out, it is really worth it,” he told GMA. “What’s a day with this extraordinary experience that we’re about to have?”
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is launching its second human flight this week — and “Star Trek” actor @WilliamShatner will be on board.— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) October 11, 2021
“I want to see what we need to do so save Earth,” he told @GayleKing. “I want a perspective that hasn’t been shown to me before.” pic.twitter.com/JCe3nSDGIO
Talking about his real goal was that he wanted to come back down. Shatner who played Captain Kirk in the star trek series, will be joined on the flight by Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission and Flight Operations, Chris Boshuizen, the co-founder of Planet Labs, and Glen De Vries, the co-founder of Medidata.