威廉·夏特纳‘s trip to space has impacted his perspective on Earth.
这 星际迷航 传奇, 90, 成为了 oldest person to ever travel to space 在星期三. After returning from the suborbital trip on Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule, Shatner teared up as he told Amazon billionaire 杰夫·贝索斯 — who made his own trip to space on his aerospace company’s vehicle in July — that the ride was “indescribable.”
“When I was there [in space], everything I thought might be clever to say [about the trip] went out the window,” 他说, recalling an “ominous” all-black view from a window in space.
“Everything else just stood still for a moment,” 他加了. “I was overwhelmed with the experience, with the sensation of looking at death and looking at life. It’s become a cliché of how we need to take care of the planet, but it’s so fragile.”
“I was struck so profoundly by it,” 他继续.
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Shatner launched to space alongside Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s vice president of mission and flight operations; Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Planet Labs; and Glen de Vries, co-founder of Medidata Solutions.
According to Blue Origin’s official website, the New Shepard vehicle seats up to six astronauts and is “fully autonomous,” meaning there is no need for a pilot.
The reusable craft’s 11-minute flights are “designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line — the internationally recognized boundary of space,” the company’s website says.
在星期三, Bezos 写了 在 Instagram 上, “账单, 奥黛丽, 克里斯, Glen — you’re about to share an experience that will forever change how you view the world. Godspeed. This is how it starts. ?”