Daily Mail: The final front-tear! Star Trek’s William Shatner, 90, is the oldest person EVER in space as he and three others spend three minutes 65 miles above Earth: Tearful actor tells Jeff Bezos ‘I hope I never recover from this’ as he opens capsule door
* Blue Origin sent four people into space Wednesday during its second crewed flight mission
* William Shatner, 90, who is famed for his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, is now the oldest person in space
* Along for the ride are paying customers Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries, as well as Audrey Powers, who is Blue Origin’s vice president of mission and flight operations and did not pay for he seat
* The crew soared atop the 60-foot-tall New Shepard rocket until they reach 62 miles above the surface
* There they spent three minutes floating around in zero gravity before returning to Earth
Star Trek’s William Shatner has become the oldest person in space at the age of 90, following an epic journey aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket into the final frontier and he’s come back with one message: ‘Everybody in the world needs to see this’.
‘I wish I had broken the world record in the 10-yard dash, but unfortunately it was how old I was,’ Shatner said on the landing pad the press briefing, responding to a question on how it felt to be the oldest person to go to space.
Shatner, who is famed for his role as Captain Kirk in the 1960s sci-fi series, and newly minted astronauts Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and Audrey Powers, ventured 351,186 feet above Earth’s surface where they spent three minutes in weightlessness.
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WNU Editor: If you have a few minutes to spare, it is worthwhile to listen to William Shatner’s emotional remarks on his journey to space.