Blue Origin Launch Sending William Shatner To Space Delayed

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Who is William Shatner going into space with?

The toughest part of going into space with Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin company, the Star Trek actor William Shatner said, will be getting in and out of his chair in the New Shepard spacecraft. The GuardianWilliam Shatner: hardest part of space flight will be getting in and out of seat

Is Shatner going to space?

Shatner will be joined by Blue Origin vice president of New Shepard mission and flight operations Audrey Powers. The celebrity's trip is making headlines not only due to Shatner's fame but because of his age. Last week, Blue Origin confirmed Shatner will become the oldest person to travel to space at 90-years old. Fox Business'Star Trek’s' Shatner going to space on Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket, admires 'remarkable' vision

What time does Shatner launch?

Running a day late because of high winds, liftoff from Blue Origin's West Texas launch site is targeted for 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. In an interview with Gayle King on "CBS Mornings," Shatner joked that he'll be able to brag about the age record. But he said his actual motivation was "to have the vision. CBS NewsBlue Origin readies for space launch with William Shatner aboard

How old is Shatner from Star Trek?

Who is William Shatner? The 90-year-old actor is best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the "Star Trek" franchise and has been acting for six decades. His other notable credits include "T.J. Hooker," "Rescue 911" and "The Practice." USA TODAYWilliam Shatner is going to space aboard Blue Origin. Here's everything you need to know

William Shatner channels Captain Kirk for historic Blue Origin space flight | MyCentralOregon.com

myCentralOregon.com 11 October, 2021 - 11:50pm

William Shatner will make history Wednesday as he boldly goes where few have gone before while aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle.

The Star Trek actor who played the iconic Captain Kirk joined Good Morning America on Monday along with his fellow flight crew members as they anxiously await their delayed departure.

“I’m deeply disappointed because I was building up the enthusiastic response, now we have to wait another day,” Shatner said. “[But] it’s really worth it. What’s a day with this extraordinary experience that we’re about to have?”

The 11-minute ride to the edge of space about 60 miles above the earth’s surface comes just two months after the first successful Jeff Bezos-owned space flight with Wally Funk, 82.

Shatner, 90, is set to become the oldest person ever to go to space, and will hit weightlessness in zero gravity for about four minutes.

His fellow passenger, Blue Origin crew member Audrey Powers, told GMA that this trip and opportunity was a long time coming.

“They offered me the opportunity to represent all those great people and sit in the seats, so I could not be more overwhelmed at the opportunity,” she said. “I feel an enormous sense of responsibility to represent this team.”

For his part, Shatner joked to GMA‘s T.J. Holmes that he’s not thinking of his trip as inspiring others.  “No!” he said to laughs. “I’m taking it as an experience!”

Shatner said he expects plenty of Captain Kirk references as the world watches him and the crew in flight.

“Actually, I haven’t heard ‘Shatner’ in a long time,” he said with a laugh.

New Shepard’s 18th mission, NS-18, has targeted liftoff for October 13, at 8:30 a.m. CT from Launch Site One in West Texas.

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Crew Member On Blue Origin's New Shepard Has Pittsburgh Ties

CBS Pittsburgh 11 October, 2021 - 01:48pm

There will be four crew members aboard, and one of them has ties to Pittsburgh.

Glen de Vries is a graduate and current trustee at Carnegie Mellon University. He said he can’t wait to go to space, a dream he’s been chasing since he was a kid.

“I’m still absorbing how exciting it’s going to be to go to space,” de Vries said.

The 49-year-old is also vice-chair of life sciences and healthcare for a tech company in New York. He said this launch is the moment he’s been waiting for.

“In the last couple of days, I’ve had people who have known me since I was in second grade, even some in kindergarten, and said I can’t believe you’re finally going to space. You’ve been talking about it your whole life,” de Vries said.

De Vries will be joined by three other crew members, including actor William Shatner — who’s famously known for playing Captain Kirk in “Star Trek.” While this journey won’t be aboard the Starship Enterprise, it’s one Shatner said he’s also looking forward to once he shakes off the nerves.

“I’ll be happy when we go up and we are in weightlessness and know we are safe and everything else should be all right,” Shatner said.

“We won’t be up there that long, but we will be up there enough time to look out that window,” de Vries said.

De Vries said the group has grown very close throughout the training process. Meantime, while this will be a short mission, de Vries hopes it’s a monumental one.

“The point is to make this the blast-off moment for the space industry, whether it’s being able to go up into an area above the atmosphere and look down at Earth and understand how fragile and precious our planet is,” de Vries said. “Or from a technical point, get off the planet and manufacture things you can’t manufacture when you’re in a gravity environment like we have here.”

That’s the goal of Blue Origin, which was founded by Jeff Bezos with the vision of enabling a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard is set to launch Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. CST after it was pushed back a day due to forecasted windy conditions in Texas.

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Crew Member On Blue Origin's New Shepard Has Pittsburgh Ties

Market Realist 11 October, 2021 - 01:48pm

There will be four crew members aboard, and one of them has ties to Pittsburgh.

Glen de Vries is a graduate and current trustee at Carnegie Mellon University. He said he can’t wait to go to space, a dream he’s been chasing since he was a kid.

“I’m still absorbing how exciting it’s going to be to go to space,” de Vries said.

The 49-year-old is also vice-chair of life sciences and healthcare for a tech company in New York. He said this launch is the moment he’s been waiting for.

“In the last couple of days, I’ve had people who have known me since I was in second grade, even some in kindergarten, and said I can’t believe you’re finally going to space. You’ve been talking about it your whole life,” de Vries said.

De Vries will be joined by three other crew members, including actor William Shatner — who’s famously known for playing Captain Kirk in “Star Trek.” While this journey won’t be aboard the Starship Enterprise, it’s one Shatner said he’s also looking forward to once he shakes off the nerves.

“I’ll be happy when we go up and we are in weightlessness and know we are safe and everything else should be all right,” Shatner said.

“We won’t be up there that long, but we will be up there enough time to look out that window,” de Vries said.

De Vries said the group has grown very close throughout the training process. Meantime, while this will be a short mission, de Vries hopes it’s a monumental one.

“The point is to make this the blast-off moment for the space industry, whether it’s being able to go up into an area above the atmosphere and look down at Earth and understand how fragile and precious our planet is,” de Vries said. “Or from a technical point, get off the planet and manufacture things you can’t manufacture when you’re in a gravity environment like we have here.”

That’s the goal of Blue Origin, which was founded by Jeff Bezos with the vision of enabling a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard is set to launch Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. CST after it was pushed back a day due to forecasted windy conditions in Texas.

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