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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET 12 October 2021
« Reply #40 on: 10/04/2021 01:08 pm »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1445012640380637192

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News – Blue Origin confirms William Shatner is launching on the next crewed New Shepard spaceflight.

The original Star Trek's Captain Kirk is scheduled to liftoff Oct. 12:
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/04/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-launching-william-shatner-on-next-spaceflight.html
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #41 on: 10/04/2021 01:09 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1445013102873899013

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Two incredible and inspirational people will join the #NS18 crew. Actor @WilliamShatner and Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations Audrey Powers @AudreyKPowers.

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https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1445014271809622025

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Audrey Powers has been at Blue Origin since 2013 and no one is more familiar with the #NewShepard vehicle and its operations. Audrey had 2000 hours on console for the ISS, is a pilot, engineer, sponsor of the New Mercury resource group at Blue, and Chair of @csf_spaceflight.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #42 on: 10/04/2021 02:46 pm »
https://twitter.com/williamshatner/status/1445023239105703946

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So now I can say something. Yes, it’s true; I’m going to be a “rocket man!” 😝🤣

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #43 on: 10/04/2021 05:28 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1445014271809622025

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Audrey Powers has been at Blue Origin since 2013 and no one is more familiar with the #NewShepard vehicle and its operations. Audrey had 2000 hours on console for the ISS, is a pilot, engineer, sponsor of the New Mercury resource group at Blue, and Chair of @csf_spaceflight.

What exactly is the New Mercury resource group? Google just gives results about Wally Funk.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #44 on: 10/04/2021 05:43 pm »
https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1445014271809622025

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Audrey Powers has been at Blue Origin since 2013 and no one is more familiar with the #NewShepard vehicle and its operations. Audrey had 2000 hours on console for the ISS, is a pilot, engineer, sponsor of the New Mercury resource group at Blue, and Chair of @csf_spaceflight.

What exactly is the New Mercury resource group? Google just gives results about Wally Funk.
Web article gives the fuller title of "Blue Origin’s New Mercury gender diversity business resource group". Gives more of an idea as to what it is at least, if not really helping with what it "exactly" is.

https://www.blueorigin.com/news/shatner-powers-announced-ns18

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #45 on: 10/04/2021 09:06 pm »
Got to wonder if Blue Origin is paying William Shatner to go up in NS-18. Seems Blue Origin really need Shatner to paper over their recent PR issues.


Under this premise hope the Admiral gets as much remuneration as he can squeeze out of Bezos.  :)

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #46 on: 10/04/2021 09:21 pm »
Got to wonder if Blue Origin is paying William Shatner to go up in NS-18. Seems Blue Origin really need Shatner to paper over their recent PR issues.


Under this premise hope the Admiral gets as much remuneration as he can squeeze out of Bezos.  :)

I doubt they are using him. Though I find it quite believable that they gave him the ticket.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #47 on: 10/04/2021 09:50 pm »
Got to wonder if Blue Origin is paying William Shatner to go up in NS-18. Seems Blue Origin really need Shatner to paper over their recent PR issues.


Under this premise hope the Admiral gets as much remuneration as he can squeeze out of Bezos.  :)

I doubt they are using him. Though I find it quite believable that they gave him the ticket.


Shatner don't have to do anything. His presence aboard the NS-18 will generated enough media coverage to drown out the Blue Origin PR issues for some time. It is worth some remuneration more than just a ticket.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #48 on: 10/05/2021 01:22 pm »
Video of interview this morning with William Shatner is in this article:

https://www.today.com/popculture/william-shatner-talks-upcoming-mission-seeing-vastness-space-himself-t233084

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William Shatner talks upcoming mission and seeing 'the vastness of space' for himself
The 90-year-old “Star Trek” icon opens up about his opportunity to really face the final frontier.

Oct. 5, 2021, 1:34 PM BST / Source: TODAY
By Ree Hines

When William Shatner took on the role of Capt. James T. Kirk on the original “Star Trek” series in 1966, Neil Armstrong was still three years away from taking that first “giant leap for mankind” on the surface of the moon.

Now the 90-year-old actor is set to take a big step of his own as he prepares to boldly go where his on-screen alter ego went all the time — space.

I’ll add YT link when it’s available.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #49 on: 10/06/2021 03:06 am »
Heh they should put a Captain's chair at the center of the capsule..

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #50 on: 10/06/2021 10:00 am »
Heh they should put a Captain's chair at the center of the capsule..

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #52 on: 10/08/2021 08:39 am »
https://twitter.com/ac360/status/1445916631088128005

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"I want to press my nose up against the plastic window. What I don't want to see is somebody else out there looking back at me."

William Shatner, 90, known for playing Captain Kirk on 'Star Trek,' jokes with @AndersonCooper about his plans for for space travel.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #53 on: 10/08/2021 10:36 am »
Did anybody else pick up on the reference to Shatner's 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone, "Nightmare at 20,000ft"?

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #54 on: 10/08/2021 05:55 pm »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1446532226557128709

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NS-18 crew member Glen de Vries yesterday arrived at Blue Origin's astronaut village in Texas, and today took an aerial tour of the company's launch site and facilities:

h/t @CaptainClinical  instagram.com/p/CUxJnneLJex/…

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #55 on: 10/08/2021 08:30 pm »
Did anybody else pick up on the reference to Shatner's 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone, "Nightmare at 20,000ft"?

Yep! I used to think about that every time I opened the pull-down shade on an airliner window! Definitely one of their best.
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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET October 2021
« Reply #56 on: 10/09/2021 05:37 am »
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Thank you @AudreyKPowers and @WilliamShatner for chatting with Team Blue and taking our questions. Catch a glimpse of the conversation and learn what they are planning to do in space:


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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET 12 October 2021
« Reply #57 on: 10/10/2021 10:23 am »
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Astronaut @WilliamShatner has arrived to Astronaut Village. West Texas looks good on you, Captain, welcome!

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET 13 October 2021
« Reply #58 on: 10/10/2021 04:29 pm »
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Due to forecasted winds in West Texas we are pushing #NS18 launch target to Wednesday, October 13. Liftoff is targeted for 8:30 am CDT / 13:30 UTC. Live broadcast begins at T-90 mins on BlueOrigin.com. Stay tuned for more details.

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Re: New Shepard - NS-18 Crewed - NET 13 October 2021
« Reply #59 on: 10/11/2021 12:29 am »
Would be nice to slip this launch to 16th October. That would shatter the record of most people in space.

13 people - set by STS-128 in 1995
14 people - set by NS-16  on July 20, 2021
17 people - would be set by NS-18 on October 16, 2021

3 Soyuz MS-18, will deorbit on October 17 at ~04:00 UTC
4 SpaceX Crew-2
3 Soyuz MS-19
3 Shenzhou 13, will launch on October 15 at ~16:24 UTC
4 NS-18, launch at 13:30 UTC
« Last Edit: 10/11/2021 12:30 am by PM3 »
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