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Blue Origin: William Shatner makes history as oldest person in space

Telegraph, 14 Oct 2021
Star Trek actor William Shatner issued an impassioned plea for humanity to look after the planet and the beautiful "comforter of blue" that surrounds us after he became the oldest person in space aged 90.

In an extraordinary convergence of science fiction and reality the actor, who played Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, was the first nonagenarian to make such a trip, atop a rocket launched by Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin space tourism company.

After his capsule touched down in the Texas desert, Mr Shatner said: "It was unbelievable, unbelievable, the little things, weightlessness...but to see the blue cover whip by you and now you're staring into blackness, that's the thing."

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