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Captain kirk about to be launched into the heavens - soon!

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34 minutes ago, Greggy_D said:

You could see the experience had a profound effect on him.

I suppose he wasn’t being deliberately rude, he was just excited, but it was just a shame.

Amongst all the whooping and champagne spraying was a man giving an extremely emotional, raw  account of something that had just instantly changed him forever , and his perception of his own life and mortality. I personally was mesmerised by his every word as you don’t hear this sort of raw emotional account  from the traditional test pilot breed of astronaut.
He was literally having an epiphany live in front of your eyes.

It was just a real shame the Shat was cut off mid flow and left to stare out the ground while mr Amazon sought out and offered champagne that the Shat wasn’t interested in, what he had just experienced was way more Important than that.

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All this time since he landed and nobody has posted this? He's now officially (as well as fictitiously) a...

He just kept talking once he started, and by the time he'd finished (if indeed he actually has!) I had tears in my eyes.

The last time my girlfriend and I were together before Covid kept us apart for 18 months (until last month), was to see The Shatner's Wrath of Khan show, so it's fitting he does this just after we've been reunited.

At the show, I bought a "What would William Shatner Do?" t-shirt. I think I should have the following printed on the back:

"Go in to space in a **^^*£ing phallic rocket, that's what!"😁


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He has tweeted:

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I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now & then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.🚀

 

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1 hour ago, jon b said:

the Amazon guy interrupted the shat’s initial emotional account by demanding a bottle of champagne.

Think of it as "The Jeff Bezos Show". Like any other show it has a schedule to keep, so it's like the Oscars when the music starts playing in the middle of an acceptance speech.


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2 hours ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

So was the rocket designed by a woman or a man 😉  

I know who’ll be buying the scale models 


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3 hours ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

Does make one feel good about the human race and what it can accomplish without the distractions.  I hope this becomes more common place and accessible for all ... it has to start somewhere.

So was the rocket designed by a woman or a man 😉  

Cheers, Rob.

 

New Shepard was designed by a man due to his own inadequacy and wishful thinking. SpaceX rocket was designed by a women due to her husbands inadequacy and her own wishful thinking. 

 

4 hours ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

In search of hot Aliens to shag 😎

 

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Kinda neat. Pretty short trip. I was expecting them to orbit for one lap at least.

Not sure I'd be interested in that ride.

I'd rather have a 2 day expedition walking and driving on the moon.

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12 minutes ago, VeryBumpy said:

Kinda neat. Pretty short trip. I was expecting them to orbit for one lap at least.

Not sure I'd be interested in that ride.

I'd rather have a 2 day expedition walking and driving on the moon.

New Shepard is a suborbital spacecraft. Only Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner are man rated for Orbital flight.


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15 minutes ago, ViperPilot said:

New Shepard is a suborbital spacecraft. Only Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner are man rated for Orbital flight.

Seeing as only Crew Dragon has completed testing, been approved and flown multiple times, SpaceX is the only American company with a manned orbital rocket and capsule. Blue Origin has been around been around for two decades, and still doesn't even have a rocket capable of making orbit. I bet Bezos will be playing this launch up as best as possible to cover up the many issues Blue Origin has.

Was great listening to Mr. Shatner, until he was interrupted.

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I was a bit (positively) surprised at how overwhelmed Shatner appeared to be - but later one of the pundits on one of the news channels mentioned that it probably did take an actor to actually convey some of the feelings that one might have after such a ride. Most of the "professional" astronauts were trained to stay calm and controlled and that's why they often enough came back with not much more than a "that was cool/neat/humbling" answer - perhaps with the exeption of Chris Hatfield - while Shatner was visibly shaken.

Let's see what spoken word song act he'll come back with next 😉

 

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I really wanted Khan to abduct him and take him away.....

Just kidding, I really love Captain Kirk 🤣

 


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I think that the next Blue Origin launch should be reserved for four of the most influential Flat Earth supporters. The "Great Ice Wall" at the edge of Earth should be clearly visible from an altitude of 110 kilometres :wink:

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42 minutes ago, Christopher Low said:

I think that the next Blue Origin launch should be reserved for four of the most influential Flat Earth supporters. The "Great Ice Wall" at the edge of Earth should be clearly visible from an altitude of 110 kilometres :wink:

 

 

Wouldn't work Chris. They would just claim Blue Origin were working with the illuminati to fool us, and projecting fake images on the windows.

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