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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #20 on: 09/25/2021 05:48 pm »
I'm starting to appreciate Blue's cultural spin on the whole "spaceflight" thing. I can't say I'm impressed by most of these suborbital flights from a technical perspective, but you know, a short flight where we get to watch a cultural icon react to the experience could be pretty fun. Produce a show and broadcast the episode.

Non-catastrophic-health-risk-wise, I'm sure Blue's flight is more of a combination of the vomit comet and a rollercoaster, so it's probably not the riskiest thing for someone not in perfect shape to do (actually, it's barely more *total zero-G time than the vomit comet, but I think pulls more Gs). Considerably easier than taking dragon and being in zero-G for three days.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #21 on: 09/25/2021 06:18 pm »
If they wanted to go all-out, then Shatner's mates should be Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, and maybe Jonathan Frakes. (Forget Scott Bakula because Star Trek: Enterprise sucked.) Then add two high-paying Star Trek billionaires willing to fork-out dearly for flying with them.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #22 on: 09/26/2021 08:13 am »
If they wanted to go all-out, then Shatner's mates should be Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, and maybe Jonathan Frakes. (Forget Scott Bakula because Star Trek: Enterprise sucked.) Then add two high-paying Star Trek billionaires willing to fork-out dearly for flying with them.
 
 
Get out. Not only was Bakula a good captain, ENT wasn't even bad. Sure, the last episode doesn't exist, and the first season is a bit weak but thats TV. IMO, ENT > TOS. 
 
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #23 on: 09/26/2021 09:24 am »
If they wanted to go all-out, then Shatner's mates should be Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, and maybe Jonathan Frakes. (Forget Scott Bakula because Star Trek: Enterprise sucked.) Then add two high-paying Star Trek billionaires willing to fork-out dearly for flying with them.
 
 
Get out. Not only was Bakula a good captain, ENT wasn't even bad. Sure, the last episode doesn't exist, and the first season is a bit weak but thats TV. IMO, ENT > TOS. 
 
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Season three of Enterprise alone is better than the entirety of Voyager.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #24 on: 09/26/2021 09:57 am »
Nothing much wrong with either 'Enterprise' or 'Voyager' - though that Voyager episode 'Threshold'?! Shudder...
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #25 on: 09/26/2021 01:38 pm »
*cough* mission thread *cough*

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #26 on: 09/26/2021 10:15 pm »
Okay Sheldon.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET 12 Oct 2021
« Reply #27 on: 09/27/2021 01:13 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1442477422666915844

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We’re excited to welcome Chris Boshuizen (@cboshuizen) and Glen de Vries (@CaptainClinical) on board #NewShepard #NS18 which will lift off from Launch Site One on Oct. 12. The two other crew will be announced soon. Learn more: bit.ly/3CNJaey

https://www.blueorigin.com/news/next-human-flight-on-october-12

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Blue Origin announces next customers to fly on New Shepard’s upcoming human flight on October 12
September 27, 8:00 AM CDT / 13:00 UTC

Today, Blue Origin announced New Shepard’s 18th mission, NS-18, will lift off on Tuesday, October 12, carrying four astronauts to space and back, including Dr. Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, Vice-Chair, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Dassault Systèmes and co-founder, Medidata. The two other astronauts will be announced in the coming days.

Live launch coverage begins on BlueOrigin.com at T-60 minutes. Liftoff is currently targeted for 8:30 am CDT / 13:30 UTC from Launch Site One in West Texas.

This flight follows Blue Origin’s successful first human flight on July 20 which included Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and Blue Origin’s first customer, Oliver Daemen. Here is a recap of their historic mission to space.

Also on board NS-18 will be thousands of postcards from Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future.

Meet Dr. Chris Boshuizen

Chris’s career has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of space and igniting youth excitement in pursuing careers in STEM. He co-founded Planet Labs (Planet) in 2010 and served as the CTO for five years. Under his technical leadership Planet became the first company to commercially utilize nanosatellites, and now—having launched over 450 satellites—provides daily, global mapping of our changing planet from space.

From 2008 to 2012, Chris served as a Space Mission Architect at NASA’s Ames Research Center where he co-invented the NASA Phonesat, a free-flying orbital satellite built out of an ordinary smartphone. While at NASA, Chris also established Singularity University, a school for studying the consequences of accelerating technological development. While pursuing his BSc and then PhD in Physics from the University of Sydney, he organized several international space conferences for the youth of the world. He also served as the first Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council.

“This is a fulfillment of my greatest childhood dream,” said Dr. Chris Boshuizen. “More importantly, though, I see this flight as an opportunity to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM and catalyze the next generation of space explorers. After all, our future of life in space is in their very capable hands.”

Meet Glen de Vries

Glen de Vries co-founded Medidata Solutions in 1999, the world’s most used clinical research platform. The company’s software has powered over 25,000 clinical trials with more than seven million patients in every therapeutic area, from vaccines to cancers and rare diseases. He is the Vice Chair of Life Sciences and Healthcare at Dassault Systèmes, which acquired Medidata in 2019. Glen serves as a Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University, is the author of “The Patient Equation,” and is an instrument rated private pilot.

“I’ve spent my entire career working to extend people’s lives. However, with limited materials and energy on Earth, extending our reach into space can help humanity continue to thrive,” said Glen de Vries. "Furthermore, astronauts can experience the 'overview effect,' gaining a new perspective on how fragile and precious our planet, those resources, and our civilization are. Playing a part in advancing the space industry and one day making those resources and that understanding available to everyone, is an incredible opportunity. I’ve been passionate about aviation and space for as long as I can remember, so this flight is truly a dream come true.”

Follow @BlueOrigin on Twitter and sign up on BlueOrigin.com to stay up to date on all mission details.

-Gradatim Ferociter
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #28 on: 09/27/2021 01:22 pm »
Is it a tie in to the new Dune movie ?

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #29 on: 09/27/2021 01:23 pm »
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.

If Shatner's vertebrae collapse during the flight then we can certainly say that he faced the spinal frontier...

I'll get me coat.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #30 on: 09/27/2021 06:02 pm »
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.

If Shatner's vertebrae collapse during the flight then we can certainly say that he faced the spinal frontier...

I'll get me coat.
Good luck trying to do CPR in 0g.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #31 on: 09/27/2021 06:09 pm »
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.

If Shatner's vertebrae collapse during the flight then we can certainly say that he faced the spinal frontier...

I'll get me coat.
Good luck trying to do CPR in 0g.

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Seems doable in a capsule. Cardiac victim strapped in seat. First aid provider can brace feet on wall and go to town. I doubt CPR is going to save any lives on a short flight though.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #32 on: 09/27/2021 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.

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.

If Shatner's vertebrae collapse during the flight then we can certainly say that he faced the spinal frontier...

I'll get me coat.
Good luck trying to do CPR in 0g.

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I don't know if CPR can exactly fix vertebrae collapse, no matter the g load.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #33 on: 09/27/2021 11:19 pm »
Is Chris Boshuizen posing in front of the Starship?

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #34 on: 09/29/2021 05:02 am »
Have you heard Shatner's version of Hawkwind's Silver Machine? Hopefully, you haven't.

Or “Mr Tambourine Man”  :P
Goodness I hope he doesn’t sing, but it would bother others more than me, because I wont be hanging on this with baited breath.
But forget the Kirk outfit. Let’s hope Bezos has rules prohibiting all those handguns in the suit pockets of Denny Crane!
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #35 on: 09/30/2021 11:31 pm »
https://twitter.com/cboshuizen/status/1443715781305458695

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Heading to Texas in only 10 days and am admittedly feeling a little nervous! But I just got a care package from @blueorigin. Some really cool goodies in here! Can’t wait to show up in TX with the new hat!
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #36 on: 10/01/2021 06:05 am »
Do we know whether the William Shatner rumors are correct? I don't remember hearing this confirmed officially.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #37 on: 10/01/2021 02:36 pm »
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

If we're talking about actors in space, lets remember Mae Jemison.  She began a short career in acting in 1993, less than a year after her shuttle mission.  So, while she was an astronaut first, and an actor second, I think it still counts.  At least as much as riding New Shepard qualifies one as an astronaut. 

Anyway, I kinda hope Shatner takes the trip, and it's successful.  Good press with big names is always good for public awareness with science and spaceflight. 

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #38 on: 10/02/2021 11:03 pm »
Wonder if the FAA investigation of safety issues will delay this flight much if at all. The thing is, the FAA has so little authority over safety. Their responsibility is protect the uninvolved public. It's not really a problem where they launch. The linked story goes through what the FAA can and can't do.

http://www.parabolicarc.com/2021/10/01/faa-examination-of-blue-origin-safety-issues-likely-to-be-very-narrow/


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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #39 on: 10/03/2021 12:49 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

If we're talking about actors in space, lets remember Mae Jemison.  She began a short career in acting in 1993, less than a year after her shuttle mission.  So, while she was an astronaut first, and an actor second, I think it still counts.  At least as much as riding New Shepard qualifies one as an astronaut. 

Anyway, I kinda hope Shatner takes the trip, and it's successful.  Good press with big names is always good for public awareness with science and spaceflight.

I believe Sian Proctor is also an actress, in addition to her other professions and hobbies.

Whoever goes up, hopefully it's a successful flight and brings positive PR to HSF.
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