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Captain Kirk May Soon Be Space Bound

Won't Be Quite As Easy As 'Beaming Up...'

A number of media outlets are reporting vague details about the possibility that Star Trek actor, William Shatner, (aka Captain James T Kirk) may be one of the next space tourist/passengers about an upcoming flight of a Blue Origin New Shepherd sub-orbital launch vehicle.

Reportedly set for a mid-October launch, Shatner's flight is allegedly the subject of a documentary that is still being shopped around to various outlets.

The first manned flight of a New Shepherd was supposedly upstaged by the flawed launch of Virgin Galactic's Unity 22 flight last July, that subsequently caused the FAA to ground VG and their vehicles until further notice. Blue Origin has had a better experience with a significant number of near-flawless unmanned launches, including inflight abort tests, that allowed for the impressive manned flight that carried Bezos, his brother Mark, Mercury 7 icon Wally Funk and the youthful beneficiary of a charitable lottery, Oliver Daemen.

The matter is further compounded by the fact that Bezos is an admitted Star Trek fan.... to the point where previously played a part in a Star Trek movie via a cameo as an alien Star Fleet officer that lasted a few seconds and allowed him to speak two words, in the movie “Star Trek Beyond.”



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