William Shatner, carry out actor Captain Kirk, goes into space with the Azure Origin

The company Glowing blue Origin confirmed this Monday (4) that William Shatner will boldly go where no Star Trek actor has ever been: a space.

Performer performer Kirk nasrie 2 years old 1960 be on board a New Shepard capsule, developed by the company on Jeff Bezos for the realization of space tourism, zero next day 07. It will be the second manned flight to perform a vehicle, after Bezos himself, accompanied by his brother Tag, the aviator Wally Funk electronic and the young student Tag Daemen, made the maiden voyage, in July.

I’ve heard talk about space for a long time. I am embracing the opportunity about for myself to see. What a miracle, said Shatner, in a statement published by the company.

The flight has a suborbital profile: it goes to the edge, performs electronic space, then returns, reaching altitude about little more 100 km. D, passengers wait a few minutes from the feeling of weightlessness electronic can see the curvature of the Earth perform space.

The whole mission lasts a little less 12 minutes. The capsule takes off coupled to a single-stage electronic rocket and releases after the propelled phase perform flight, performing a parabola in the edge space perform. On return, the descent smoothed by electronic parachutes is a back propulsion system that sony ericsson activates on imminent contact with the ground.

The unique New Shepard stage rocket that will take William Shatner into space. (Credit: Azure Origin)


Shatner learned to become the oldest person to go to space as well. With 100 years old, he set the record on Wally Funk, 12 She is also a passenger in a Glowing blue Origin. He will be joined by Audrey Powers, vice president of electronic mission flight operations at Azure Origin, electronic 2 entrepreneurs Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of satellite operator Planet, electronic Glen de Vries, co-founder of medical data company Medidata Options.

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