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Shatner's Suborbital Shot Heralds New Space Age for Civilians

NS-18 crew member, and "Star Trek" actor, William Shatner speaks to the press at the New Shepard rocket landing pad on Oct. 13, 2021, in the West Texas region. (PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 15 October 2021 07:20 AM

William Shatner’s brief Wednesday rocket ride to space — to boldly go where fewer than 600 men and women have gone before — helped open the door to the final frontier for the average person, giving a glimpse of a future where defeating Earth’s gravity is considered commonplace.

While the 10-minute trip aboard billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket wasn’t quite akin to commanding the Starship Enterprise, Shatner, the 90-year-old Canadian actor who famously played Capt. James Tiberius Kirk on the popular "Star Trek" TV series, has now officially flown in space.

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William Shatner's brief Wednesday rocket ride to space — to boldly go where fewer than 600 men and women have gone before — helped kick open the door to the true final frontier for the average person...
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