William Shatner is the oldest person to ever fly into space when he spent three minutes above Earth on Blue Origin’s newest manned flight to the stars on Wednesday.
The 90-year-old Canadian best known for his role as Captain Kirk in Star TrekHe was clearly emotional after landing back on earth. Speaking to Jeff Bezos, Shatner said, “Everyone in the world has to do this – it was amazing.
“What you have given me is the most profound experience. I’m so full of emotion about what just happened. I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can keep what I feel now I don’t want to lose it. “
After years of traveling through space on a television show, Shatner can now rightly say that he visited “the final frontier”.
Shortly after his flight, videos of Shatner’s other passion besides acting and space popped up on social media to celebrate the man’s achievement. You may not know, but Shatner is something of a budding singer and has released several albums mostly made up of spoken word covers of songs like Simple people and Space oddity.
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Possibly his most famous cover was seen at the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards when he played an oddly beguiling and somewhat surreal rendition of Elton Johns rocket Man.
Now that he’s actually a legitimate “rocket man,” people started sharing the performance again in honor of the legendary star.
Congratulations, Mr. Shatner. If Jeff Bezos invites you back into space, you might ask if he could add a karaoke session to the trip.