William Shatner set to reach edge of space on Blue Origin rocket


CNBC Television 13 October, 2021 - 09:34am

Did William Shatner make it to space?

"Star Trek" actor William Shatner took an 11-minute trip into space aboard a Blue Origin flight this morning. ... At age 90, Shatner became the oldest person to have flown in space. After landing back on Earth, Shatner said the flight was "the most profound experience" he could imagine. cnn.comWilliam Shatner goes to space: Live updates

Where is Shatner taking off from?

The suborbital rocket is named after Alan Shepard, the first American to reach space in 1961 and one of the astronauts who walked on the moon. It takes off from Blue Origin's Launch Site One, a launchpad in rural West Texas about 100 miles from of El Paso. The full mission lasts about 10 minutes. The New York TimesWilliam Shatner Completes Trip to Space Aboard Blue Origin Rocket: Live Updates

Did Shatner launch?

Shatner and three others were launched in a New Shepard rocket from the aerospace company's West Texas launch site just before 11 a.m. ... "In a way it's indescribable," Shatner told Bezos. "Not only is it different than what you thought, it happened so quickly. USA TODAYWilliam Shatner gets emotional after historic Blue Origin flight: 'I hope I never recover'

How fast does Blue Origin go?

New Shepard made its first test flight on April 29, 2015. The uncrewed vehicle flew to its planned test altitude of more than 93.5 km (307,000 ft) and achieved a top speed of Mach 3 (3,675 km/h; 2,284 mph). wikipedia.orgBlue Origin - Wikipedia

William Shatner to blast off to space

WKRG 13 October, 2021 - 12:15pm

Justin Bieber Narrates NHL Video Ahead of Season Opener

Yahoo News 12 October, 2021 - 06:48pm

On Tuesday, the league marked the start of its first season since announcing its new partnership with ESPN, bringing National Hockey Night back to television for the first time since 2004.

For the special occasion, the NHL recruited the "Peaches" singer, 27, to get fans excited. In a short video posted to the league's social media, Bieber narrates over clips from past National Hockey Nights.

"It was the perfect pair of sport and sound," he says. "A crescendo of power, precision, and passion."

And it seems there's more Bieber where that came from! In the post, the NHL promised that the pop star will appear in some capacity on ESPN before the games begin Tuesday night.

Bieber is a longtime hockey fan, having played the sport from a very young age. Earlier this year, he dedicated a music video for "Hold On" to his favorite team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The video, which he called a "love letter" to the team, features footage on the ice and behind the scenes at the Scotiabank Arena during a match with the players.

Last year, Bieber even gave a lesson in his favorite sport to Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on The Tonight Show to celebrate the release of his album Changes.

After they made it onto the rink, Fallon proudly expressed his assumed knowledge of skating basics, telling his guest, "Pizza, French fries, pizza, French fries."

"No, that's skiing," said Bieber, leading Fallon into the right position before speeding off to demonstrate a few quick practice drills on the ice.

To no surprise, Bieber took the win when the two faced off in a goal shootout. He celebrated his 3-0 victory by riding an ice re-surfacer around the rink with Fallon and singing "O Canada" at the top of his lungs.

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