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90-year-old William Shatner had less than 2 hours of sleep and went horse riding with Jeff Bezos before Blue Origin spaceflight, his wingman says

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (right). AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner rode horses with Jeff Bezos the day before his Blue Origin launch, his wingman said. Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego Bikes, spent a week with Shatner before and after his spaceflight. Shatner, 90, had two hours of sleep before launch and kept going until the evening, per DiCostanzo. William Shatner, the oldest person to blast into space, got hardly any sleep befor...
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‘What a fool’: fellow actors criticise William Shatner’s space flight

Dame Joan Collins and Brian Cox unimpressed by historic trip, saying ‘let’s take care of this planet first’The Star Trek actor William Shatner’s recent historic space flight saw him boldly go where some fellow actors refuse to follow, as the nonagenarian was labelled a “fool” for taking part in his record-breaking jaunt.Dame Joan Collins, who once appeared in an episode of the science fiction series, and the Succession star Brian Cox, are both unimpressed by Shatner, at 90, becoming the oldest p...
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William Shatner pushes back at Prince William after space trip, saying he has 'the wrong idea' about spaceflight

Blue Origin Prince William said people partaking in space tourism should focus on fixing problems on Earth first. William Shatner said the royal has "got the wrong idea" and defended space travel. The Star Trek actor went to the edge of space on Wednesday morning in a Blue Origin rocket. Star Trek actor William Shatner pushed back at Prince William over his recent comments about space tourism, saying the British royal has "got the wrong idea" about space travel.In an interview this week,...
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William Shatner made a light dig at Jeff Bezos' playfulness on the Blue Origin flight in July: 'I don't want to throw Skittles - I want to look out the window'

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner took a light jab at Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos in a Today Show interview on Thursday. The "Star Trek" actor said, "I don't want to throw Skittles - I want to look out the window." Bezos had thrown Skittles with Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen on his Blue Origin flight in July. When William Shatner went up into space on Wednesday, he spent a lot of time glued to the wi...
Tags: Space, Trends, Earth, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Skittles, Blue Origin, Bezos, Shatner, New Shepard, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Daemen, Mark Bezos


‘This comforter of blue’: how Shatner’s blast into space became an ode to Earth

Captain Kirk’s profound reflection on our home planet was an ironic outcome for a trip that was meant to boost space travelThere’s nothing like a vacation to make you appreciate home.That seemed to be the sentiment behind William Shatner’s words as he returned from a brief journey to space on Wednesday. In remarks filmed after he landed, the actor described having had “the most profound experience I can imagine”. Continue reading...
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Elon Musk congratulates Jeff Bezos for Blue Origin flight, saying it was 'cool' to send 90-year-old 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner to space

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has congratulated Jeff Bezos for Blue Origin's spaceflight on Wednesday. Musk tweeted that it was "cool" to send 90-year-old "Star Trek" actor William Shatner to space. Before the trip, he had tweeted "Godspeed Captain," referencing Shatner's portrayal of Captain Kirk. Elon Musk has shared his congratulations with Jeff Bezos for another successful human spaceflight...
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Late-night cracks up over Shatner's post-space talk with Bezos

Late-night comedians zeroed in on the awkward moments following William Shatner's historic space flight aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket.
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10 things in tech you need to know today

DoorDash Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. DoorDash scrapped a pilot program to deliver free rape kits to college students. The company was running the program delivering at-home rape kits - but top executives didn't know about it. Once they discovered it, the program was immediately suspended. Here's ho...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Miami, SEC, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Suarez, Elizabeth Holmes


Video shows Jeff Bezos interrupting William Shatner's emotional speech to spray Champagne

William Shatner tells Jeff Bezos about his spaceflight experience in a screenshot from Blue Origin's livestream. Blue Origin William Shatner spoke emotionally with Jeff Bezos about his trip to space on a Blue Origin rocket. Video shows Bezos interrupting him at one point to ask for a bottle of Champagne to spray. Shatner then stops speaking, though Bezos at one point said he wanted to hear what Shatner had to say. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin sent the "Star Trek" star William Shatner to...
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10 Things in Politics: Hunter Biden's art raises ethical questions

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Hunter Biden isn't Trump, but what he's up to deserves your attention - even if you hate Fox NewsRepublicans are bracing for an awkward Trump speech at a big donor eventDemocrats are already floating another massive spending billWith Phil Ro...
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Shatner's flight was 'unbelievable.' Expand opportunity to truly democratize space travel.

Seats on flights have cost millions. This space race means minorities will disproportionately be locked out of chances for 'unbelievable' thrills.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Blue Origin releases first footage showing Shatner in space

Star Trek legend William Shatner became the oldest man to visit space on Wednesday. Footage released by Blue Origin shows the nonagenarian enjoying the ride.
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See Shatner's emotional remarks after landing

Actor William Shatner speaks with Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos after landing from a sub-orbital space flight aboard the New Shepard.
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Shatner in Space

As you may have seen, Jeff Bezos invited William Shatner to take a flight on one of his Blue Origin suborbital space flights this morning. It went all according to plan. Shatner spoke about the experience on live television with Bezos by his side. As a lifelong Star Trek fan I won’t scuff this up with any cynicism or critical voice. It’s 100% awesome. Shatner is 90 and by appearances in fairly robust health for his age. It is still striking, though, and inspiring that someone his age, w...
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Video from Blue Origin's spaceship shows William Shatner gazing at Earth: 'No description can equal this'

William Shatner gazes at Earth from the window of Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule, October 13, 2021. Blue Origin William Shatner flew to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. New video from the spaceship shows the 90-year-old "Star Trek" actor gazing in awe at Earth below. Shatner seemed to experienced the "overview effect" - a profound sense of awe, fragility, and humanity. New video from inside Blue Origin's spaceship shows 90-year-old acto...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mother Earth, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Overview Effect


Shatner, passengers float in capsule

Hollywood's Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasts into space and floats in a capsule above Earth aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company. (Oct 13)       [Author: AP Domestic]
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Shatner breaks the age barrier, goes where no nonagenarian has gone before with Blue Origin rocket trip

Gives classic monologue upon landing Four travelers successfully flew to the edge of space and back on Blue Origin’s second commercial spaceflight including William Shatner, making the 90-year-old Star Trek actor the oldest person to leave Earth yet.…
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William Shatner Is Now The Oldest Man To Successfully Enter Space

It was one short flight for a rocket, but one giant leap for symbolism and broken records. Today, legendary "Star Trek" actor William Shatner made good on previous reports about his planned trip to space aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket as he successfully completed the flight and made it back no worse for wear. Along the way, the 90-year-old Shatner set a new record as the oldest human being to ever leave the safe confines of our planet ... however briefly it may have been. "Trek" fans, spa...
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'I'm overwhelmed,' Shatner says after trip into space

• William Shatner is now the oldest person ever to go to space: 'The most profound experience' • Follow live updates
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Blue Origin takes Shatner, 3 others to space

Hollywood's Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasts into space and reaches the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company. (Oct. 13)       [Author: AP Domestic]
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William Shatner Tearfully Reflects On Trip To Space In Post-Flight Conversation

“I hope I never recover from this," a deeply emotional Shatner said.
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William Shatner cried telling Jeff Bezos about his flight to space: 'I hope I never recover from this'

Jeff Bezos pins astronaut wings on William Shatner after the "Star Trek" star's spaceflight on October 13, 2021. Blue Origin William Shatner flew to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. Upon landing back on Earth, an emotional Shatner shared his reflections on the flight with Jeff Bezos. Shatner said looking at the blackness of space was like looking at death: "I hope I never recover from this." William Shatner poured his heart out on camera after...
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William Shatner is now the oldest person ever to go to space

Ninety-year-old William Shatner, who gained fame portraying Captain Kirk on the original "Star Trek," just hitched a ride aboard a suborbital spacecraft that grazed the edge of outer space before parachuting to a landing, making Shatner the oldest person ever to travel to space.
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Jeff Bezos chauffeured William Shatner and the rest of the Blue Origin flight crew to the site of Wednesday's rocket launch

Blue Origin founder and ex-Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos drove William Shatner and the rest of the crew to the Blue Origin launch site for Wednesday's spaceflight. Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," can be seen in the backseat. The flight is Bezos's spaceflight company's second with passengers. Actor William Shatner and the rest of the Blue Origin flight crew had a special driver to the site of Wednesday's rocket launch.Blue Origin fou...
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Jeff Bezos' rocket company just flew TV star William Shatner to the edge of space - watch the video

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Update: William Shatner and three other passengers flew to the edge of space aboard the New Shepard rocket and landed saf...
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William Shatner is now the oldest person ever blasted into space. Here's everything you need to know

• Analysis: Shatner goes -- boldly or otherwise -- in directions skeptics couldn't have foreseen • Opinion: Captain Kirk's karmic mission
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William Shatner is now the oldest person ever to go to space: 'The most profound experience'

Ninety-year-old William Shatner, who gained fame portraying Captain Kirk on the original "Star Trek," just hitched a ride aboard a suborbital spacecraft that grazed the edge of outer space before parachuting to a landing, making Shatner the oldest person ever to travel to space.
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Jeff Bezos made paper Star Trek toys when he was 9, and William Shatner is taking them into space

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner is due to launch into space on a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday. Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos said Shatner had agreed to take some mementos into space for him. They are paper "Star Trek" toys Bezos made for himself as a child, he said. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is due to blast into space on Wednesday onboard a rocket made by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space exp...
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William Shatner will launch into space with paper 'Star Trek' toys that Jeff Bezos made when he was 9

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner is due to launch into space on a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday. Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos said Shatner had agreed to take some mementos into space for him. They are paper "Star Trek" toys Bezos made for himself as a child, he said. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is due to blast into space on Wednesday onboard a rocket made by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space exp...
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William Shatner launched to space this morning

Captain Kirk took a brief trip to space this morning. William Shatner, 90, lifted off aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket along with crewmates Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, and Audrey Powers. " It's indescribable," Shatner said upon landing. From the New York Times: Blue Origin says the crew's capsule reached a peak altitude of 65.8 miles after ascending atop New Shepard at speeds of up to 2,235 miles per hour. — Read the rest
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