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William Shatner, 3 others blast into space

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Congratulations on reaching a height of 1/50th of 1 percent of the distance to the moon.

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Mhhhhh... And when is the turn for "Luke Skywalker", "Doctor Who" and "Rick & Morty"???..

Congratulations on reaching a height of 1/50th of 1 percent of the distance to the moon.

Best comment of the day !!.. LOOOOOOOL !!..

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Batman has the Batmobile. Shatner has that interestingly shaped rocket.

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“Everybody in the world needs to do this. Everybody in the world needs to see," he said

Sure, we all have a few million bucks just laying around, why not..

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Millionaire Shatner was offered a flight by Virgin but refused to pay for it. Congrats to him the old man of space.

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Shatner looks very good for 90. Did he beam up Scotty?

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He said that going from the blue sky to the utter blackness of space was a moving experience: "In an instant you go, 'Whoa, that’s death.' That’s what I saw.”

Will they put that on the brochures?

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Wow . . . .!

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I'll say this again - the guy looks and moves great for 90!!!

Your turn, George. Oh my.

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Millionaire Shatner was offered a flight by Virgin but refused to pay for it

I think he is closer to a billionaire. The guy has made some very shrewd investments. He's not likely to drop a million dollars on something he thinks he can get for free.

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So proud and delighted by our Bill Shatner words! - The man voluntarily chooses a “near death” experience in the twilight of his life and expresses nothing but gratitude & graciousness:

- “What you have given me is the most profound experience," an exhilarated Shatner told Bezos “I hope I never recover from this. I hope that I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it.”- from the blue sky to the utter blackness of space was a moving experience: "In an instant you go, 'Whoa, that’s death.' That’s what I saw.” -

“Everybody in the world needs to do this. Everybody in the world needs to see," he said. “To see the blue color whip by, and now you’re staring into blackness, that’s the thing. The covering of blue, this sheath, this blanket, this comforter of blue that we have around, we say, ‘Oh, that’s blue sky.’ And then suddenly you shoot through it all, and you’re looking into blackness, into black ugliness.” -

There may truly be nothing after this and perhaps we should appreciate everything around us?

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Don’t know about you guys or gals, but ‘brainy girls’ like Audrey Powers are charismatic, (kinda “HOT” actually). - She’s is both an space engineer AND, a lawyer.

https://www.space.com/blue-origin-audrey-powers-launching-with-william-shatner

She was appreciative of flying with both Captain Kirk AND Denny Crane.

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commanteer

Millionaire Shatner was offered a flight by Virgin but refused to pay for it

I think he is closer to a billionaire. The guy has made some very shrewd investments. He's not likely to drop a million dollars on something he thinks he can get for free.

Reported to be worth $70-$100 million. I guess he might be one of those inside Pandora's Box?

But he didn't want to pay for a space flight, he said.

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“What you have given me is the most profound experience," an exhilarated Shatner told Bezos “I hope I never recover from this. I hope that I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it.”- from the blue sky to the utter blackness of space was a moving experience: "In an instant you go, 'Whoa, that’s death.' That’s what I saw.” -“Everybody in the world needs to do this. Everybody in the world needs to see," he said. “To see the blue color whip by, and now you’re staring into blackness, that’s the thing. The covering of blue, this sheath, this blanket, this comforter of blue that we have around, we say, ‘Oh, that’s blue sky.’ And then suddenly you shoot through it all, and you’re looking into blackness, into black ugliness.” -*

I read that in my head with all the dramatic pauses and flourishes of James Tiberius Kirk.

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Used to love watching Star Trek as a kid, so glad that the captain finally got to experience space and that he was so exhilarated by what he saw and felt.

Sad that he found the blackness of space ugly, though.

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Reported to be worth $70-$100 million. I guess he might be one of those inside Pandora's Box?

Those sites just don't have access to the information needed to estimate someone's net worth. I do remember he made near 100 million several years back on one investment, and also know that he was a fairly early cryptocurrency investor, which would suggest he has made at least one other pile of money since then. And since he insists on a freebie space flight, I imagine he is good at hanging on to his profits as well.

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commanteer

Reported to be worth $70-$100 million. I guess he might be one of those inside Pandora's Box?

Those sites just don't have access to the information needed to estimate someone's net worth. I do remember he made near 100 million several years back on one investment, and also know that he was a fairly early cryptocurrency investor, which would suggest he has made at least one other pile of money since then. And since he insists on a freebie space flight, I imagine he is good at hanging on to his profits as well.

Then post the sites showing he is a billionaire, the tax people will be interested too.

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Oh, that’s blue sky.’ And then suddenly you shoot through it all, and you’re looking into blackness, into black ugliness.”

What a beautiful experience

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Millionaire Shatner was offered a flight by Virgin but refused to pay for it. Congrats to him the old man of space.

Virgin probably regretting not giving him a free ride

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“I saw death and ugliness”

A ringing endorsement to stay down here.

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Did Mike Meyers AKA Austin Powers provide input on the rocket design?

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Should have taken Nicolle Nichol (Uhuru) with him and kissed her again.

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Glad his toupee managed to stay on during the moments of weightlessness. Could you imagine if...

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What a waste for 3 minutes of weightless flight. A lot cheaper to fly in the vomit comet.

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Space tourism will only accelerate climate change. Why are rich people continually allowed to destroy our planet for their pleasure? Space tourism should be banned.

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What a waste

I bet you 500 quatloos that someone said something similar to Galileo Galilei about his telescope inventions.

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My favorite Shattner was from the SNL sketch about him going to a Trekkies convention.

He tells the whole crowd "Get a life, will you people?"

Classic

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Why are so many people criticizing Shatner for going to space? This is just another step toward the day when we all can be like Han Solo. John Denver in the late 80s wanted to write a song in space, he never got to. This is a dream. By the time I reach 90 maybe this will be more common and I can do it too.

John Glenn had some introspective thoughts about when he first saw the Big Blue Marble from orbit. He said that it was complete proof and a strengthing of his belief in God.

Congradulations, Capt. William Shatner Kirk. Live longer and keep prospering.

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