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Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:25 AM

William Shatner will fly to space aboard Blue Origin rocket

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Source: AP news



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Captain Kirk is rocketing into space next week — boldly going where no other sci-fi actors have gone.

Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that “Star Trek” actor William Shatner will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12.

“Yes, it’s true; I’m going to be a ‘rocket man!’” the 90-year-old tweeted. He added: “It’s never too late to experience new things.”

Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is a huge fan of the sci-fi series and even had a cameo as a high-ranking alien in the 2016 film “Star Trek Beyond.” His rocket company invited Shatner to fly as its guest.

Shatner will become the oldest person to go to space. He’ll join three others — two of them paying customers — aboard a Blue Origin capsule. He would have been the first actor in space if Russia weren’t launching an actress and a film director to the International Space Station on Tuesday for almost two weeks of moviemaking.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/william-shatner-star-trek-blue-origin-space-jeff-bezos-e10877d624a4cc0be9385585c2647cdd



Good for you Capt. Kirk

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packman Oct 4 OP
thesquanderer Oct 4 #1
sdfernando Oct 4 #2
jimfields33 Oct 4 #4
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brush Oct 4 #5
Polybius Oct 4 #7
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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:34 AM

1. Never give up, never surrender!

Life imitates art as a TV spacefarer actually goes to space!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:51 AM

2. Pretty amazing really but

I hope he makes it through OK. Shatner is 90 and not in the best of shape.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 11:06 AM

4. Absolutely true. But let's say that's his last harrah,

That’s an awesome way to go. Plus 90 years is quite a gift already. And most likely he’ll be fine.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:54 AM

3. I'd love it if...

Shatner would do the Trek monologue when he's in space.

"Space...the final frontier..."

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 11:07 AM

5. So tired of these no-taxes paying billionaires stroking their tremendous egos...

with these pseudo, publicity-generating space flights, the cost of which could feed thousands of ordinary Americans for years.

They need to pay their fair share of taxes. You'd thinking after making so many millions/billions they'd have a conscience about their accountants figuring out the most effective tax avoidance schemes possible.

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 01:02 PM

7. Shatner isn't close to being a billionaire

Unless you are talking about the owner of the ship?

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Response to Polybius (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 01:21 PM

8. The owner of the ship of course.

But what's your opinion of the tax avoidance of billionaires with so much paying little to nothing in taxes?

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Response to brush (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 01:52 PM

9. Gotcha

My opinion is that they are severely under-taxed. We could reduce property taxes on the middle class is we raised their taxes to 91%.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 01:00 PM

6. I wish he didn't.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 02:42 PM

10. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

This is not important news. When he makes the actual flight it may be.

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

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