Ok, we get it. Taking a pseudo space ship into space, well, actually the fringe of the outer border of the outside edge of space, is really exhilarating.
Just ask Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and now the giddy 90-year old actor William Shatner, who got a free ride on Blue Origin’s rocket that gave “Captain Kirk” from Star Trek the same ride Bezos got in July.
Shatner took the 10-minute thrill ride and raved about it when he got back to earth.
“Everybody in the world needs to do this. Everybody in the world needs to see.”
Love the enthusiasm Captain, but the ride of a lifetime costs $450,000 per person, and you got to go for free, so not sure the whole world will be launching any time soon.
Here’s more of what Shatner had to say after his free ride.
“I hope I never recover from this. I hope that I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it. …It has to do with the enormity and the quickness and the suddenness of life and death. Oh my god, it’s unbelievable.”
“The moment you see the vulnerability of everything; it’s so small. This air, which is keeping us alive, is thinner than your skin.”
When the capsule returned safely to earth, Bezos greeted them with his over-sized grin and a double thumbs up.