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New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - 13 October 2021
« on: 09/24/2021 03:49 pm »
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1441429119904874505

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According to TMZ, Captain Kirk will be on the second flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule. The flight is likely to happen next month.

https://www.tmz.com/2021/09/24/william-shatner-going-space-jeff-bezos-blue-origin/
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #1 on: 09/24/2021 04:38 pm »
He's ninety. Can he even make it up all those stairs to the capsule? I guess he has nothing to lose.

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« Reply #2 on: 09/24/2021 04:53 pm »
The fault in not in our stairs but in ourselves.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #3 on: 09/24/2021 05:23 pm »
No Nichelle Nichols ?

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« Reply #4 on: 09/24/2021 05:29 pm »
Does anyone else have the feeling their main revenue stream appears to be fron their marketing budget to their operations? It'll be a long grind breaking even giving away half the seats.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #5 on: 09/24/2021 05:32 pm »
No Nichelle Nichols ?

Ms. Nichols has dementia-related health issues. The two other members of the original surviving cast are Walter Koenig and George Takei.
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« Reply #6 on: 09/24/2021 05:41 pm »
Sorry to read that.

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« Reply #7 on: 09/24/2021 05:43 pm »
Could he fly in character, with a crew wearing a Starfleet uniform ?
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« Reply #8 on: 09/24/2021 05:48 pm »
Could he fly in character, it a crew wearing a Starfleet uniform ?

I'm likely straying off-topic here.
But historically the cast members have enjoyed the use of costumes during convention or public appearances. In 1986 I saw George Takei in a Star Trek II-era costume. It could be a gray area, but likely Shatner could. A court case of using the likeness  (mask) of "The Lone Ranger" with classic TV actor Clayton Moore resulted in a win in his favor. But--Blue Origin may require people to wear outfits to comply with safety requirements in flight.
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« Reply #9 on: 09/24/2021 05:52 pm »
I could settle for a mission patch having the shape of a Starfleet insignia...
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« Reply #10 on: 09/24/2021 06:23 pm »
Yes, I'm finally going to get William Shatner singing Rocket Man in space. :)

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« Reply #11 on: 09/24/2021 06:36 pm »
Have you heard Shatner's version of Hawkwind's Silver Machine? Hopefully, you haven't.

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« Reply #12 on: 09/24/2021 07:05 pm »
This won't be great publicity when someone who is not fit for spaceflight and has a medical emergency or dies during flight.

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« Reply #13 on: 09/24/2021 08:26 pm »
This won't be great publicity when someone who is not fit for spaceflight and has a medical emergency or dies during flight.
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« Reply #14 on: 09/24/2021 08:43 pm »
Do we know who are flying up with Shatner in NS-18?

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« Reply #15 on: 09/25/2021 12:08 am »
This won't be great publicity when someone who is not fit for spaceflight and has a medical emergency or dies during flight.

At 90, it'd be a hell of a way to go/cement one's legacy. Not that he is planning on checking out, the system seems quite safe.

Edit: Also, he'd be the first actor in SPAAAAAACE, beating out Tom Cruise. I'd love to see it.
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« Reply #16 on: 09/25/2021 12:28 am »
No Nichelle Nichols ?

Ms. Nichols has dementia-related health issues. The two other members of the original surviving cast are Walter Koenig and George Takei.

Given both Koenig and Takei's well-publicized feelings towards Shatner, I think even if the opportunity presented itself they would probably pass.

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« Reply #17 on: 09/25/2021 08:20 am »
This won't be great publicity when someone who is not fit for spaceflight and has a medical emergency or dies during flight.
The chance of dying in an explosion on the pad is probably much higher than dying of a medical emergency during flight. It's a very short flight, and not *that* stressful.

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« Reply #18 on: 09/25/2021 08:23 am »
Edit: Also, he'd be the first actor in SPAAAAAACE, beating out Tom Cruise. I'd love to see it.
Probably not. https://www.space.com/russian-film-crew-medically-fit-spaceflight

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #19 on: 09/25/2021 02:31 pm »
Besides, going by BO's and VG's definitions, if the medical emergency occurs below 100  km then it's not "in space", and given their rather limited dwell time, the odds are pretty good he'll miss that window of glory.

Too snarky?
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