Although it may not be on the USS Enterprise’s deck, “Star Trek” actor William Shatner will finally make his way to the great beyond.
Shatner will be joined by his crewmates Audrey Powers (crew), Chris Boshuizen (crew), and Glen de Vries (crew). The launch is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. ET.
They were to launch from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in rural Texas on Tuesday. However, organizers said Monday that high winds were forecast for the four. delayed the launch.
The following is an extract from the BBCWednesday’s launch will send the crew briefly out of Earth’s atmosphere into space, before returning to earth. The entire journey will take around 10 minutes and will end at 60 miles above Earth’s surface.
Shatner, at 90 years of age, will be the oldest person ever to travel to outer space.
“I have heard of space for a while now. I am taking this opportunity to experience it myself. “What a miracle,” Shatner stated in a Blue Origin press release.
Powers, who has been with Blue Origin since 2013, is Blue Origin’s Vice-President of Mission & Flight Operations.
Powers released the following statement: “I am so proud and humbled that I flew on behalf of Team Blue,” Powers stated in a release. “I was part the incredible effort we assembled for New Shepard’s Human Flight Certification Review. This review took over a year and was completed in July 2021. I am an engineer and lawyer who has more than 20 years of experience in the aerospace sector. I have great faith in our New Shepard team as well as the vehicle we’ve created.
Blue Origin will launch the new website. second human flight. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos went to space on July 20 with his brother Wally Funk, an aviation pioneer, and Blue Origin’s first customer, Oliver Daemen.