Mission accomplished, Captain Kirk

Mission accomplished, Captain Kirk
Mission accomplished, Captain Kirk

AGI – William Shatner: the famous ‘captain Kirk’ in the Star Trek saga, he became the oldest man to fly into space.

The man is one of the components aboard the Blue Origin spacecraft for the company’s second flight by billionaire Jeff Bezos. Joining the 90-year-old actor are Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs, Glen de Vries, co-founder of the Medidata Solutions platform, and Audrey Powers, the company’s vice president for flight operations.

The spacecraft was launched from the company’s Texas base over the Karman Line – 100 kilometers, just beyond Earth’s atmosphere – and landed again in the American desert. Overall the flight lasted 11 minutes.

The welcome of Bezos

The billionaire personally welcomed the Blue Origin spacecraft that landed after 11 minutes in space in the Texas desert. Turning around the craft, Bezos gave big smiles to the “astronauts” still inside the capsule. Then he raised his thumbs up, as a sign of victory and, finally, after the opening, he hugged the crew members giving them “welcome to Earth”

Shatner’s words

“I’m so full of emotion for what just happened. It’s extraordinary, really extraordinary. I hope I can keep what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it. It’s much bigger than me and life itself.” These are the first words of Captain Kirk, returning from space with the Blue Origin spacecraft.

The 90-year-old actor thanked Jeff Bezos: “What you gave me is the deepest experience I could ever imagine.” He then adds: “It has nothing to do with the little green men and the celestial spheres. It has to do with the enormity, importance and speed of life and death.”


  • 17:23

    Shatner: “What I have felt is greater than me and life”

    “I’m so full of emotion for what just happened. It’s extraordinary, really extraordinary. I hope I can keep what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it. It’s much bigger than me and life itself.” These are the first words of Captain Kirk, returning from space with the Blue Origin spacecraft.

    The 90-year-old actor thanked Jeff Bezos: “What you gave me is the deepest experience I could ever imagine.” He then adds: “It has nothing to do with the little green men and the celestial spheres. It has to do with the enormity, importance and speed of life and death.”


  • 17:22

    Hugs and “thumbs up” for Jeff Bezos

    The billionaire personally welcomed the Blue Origin spacecraft that landed after 11 minutes in space in the Texas desert. Turning around the craft, Bezos gave big smiles to the “astronauts” still inside the capsule. Then he raised his thumbs up, as a sign of victory and, finally, after the opening, he hugged the crew members giving them “welcome to Earth”


  • 17:04

    Spacecraft returned!

    The capsule launched into space has re-entered. No problem for the “Blue Origin” team who hail the event as a real success


  • 16:52

    Taken off!

    The spacecraft has detached from the base and is proceeding into space at 800 miles per hour.


  • 16:50

    The Shepard rocket took off with Captain Kirk

    AGi – Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule was launched into space with William Shatner, the famous Captain Kirk in the Star Trek saga, aboard.


  • 16:15

    Launch delayed for further checks

    AGI – The launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule rocket has been delayed by 30 minutes for further checks. This was reported by the broadcaster CBS, citing the company of billionaire Jeff Bezos. The launch is now scheduled at 16.30 Italian time; Also on board is actor William Shatner, Captain Kirk from Star Trek.


  • 16:08

    The crew entered the Blue Origin

    AGI – The crew of the Blue Origin entered the spacecraft. Also on board William Shatner, the famous ‘Captain Kirk’ in the Star Trek saga. The spacecraft is departing from the company’s Texas base over the Karman Line – 100 kilometers, just beyond Earth’s atmosphere – and will land again in the American desert.


  • 16:06

    The crew of the Blue Origin reaches the launch base

    AGI – The crew of Blue Origin is arriving at the launch base where they will reach the spacecraft for what is the second flight of the company of billionaire Jeff Bezos.

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