William Shatner Makes History As Oldest Man In Space With Bezos’ Blue Origin

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“Star Trek” actor William Shatner finally made it to space with Jeff Bezos’ commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin Wednesday morning, a trip that made the 90-year-old entertainer the oldest person to ever fly to space. 

Key Facts

Shatner and a small crew launched aboard the New Shepard aircraft from West Texas at 10:50 a.m. EST, which was streaming live on Youtube. 

The flight brought Shatner and the crew to the edge of the atmosphere, about 340,000 feet above the ground, and returned them safely back to Earth in a little over 10 minutes.

Bezos was on-site to greet and settle the crew into the rocket before the launch and to celebrate with them after they landed.

Crucial Quote

“Everybody in the world needs to see this… it was unbelievable,” Shatner told Bezos after he exited the rocket. “It was so moving…. the

Keep reading this article on Forbes Business.

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