90-year-old actor William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the films and TV series “Star Trek”, went into space. He made a suborbital flight on Jeff Bezos's New Shepard, becoming the oldest astronaut in history.
Together with Shatner went into space vice president of Blue Origin Audrey Powers, ex-NASA engineer Chris Boschuisen and vice president of Dassault Syst mes Glen de Vries. The flight was broadcast live on the Blue Origin YouTube channel.
It is noted that Shatner had been preparing for the flight for several days. According to the flight control point, the mission went according to plan. The capsule with the astronauts has landed in Texas, all its participants feel fine. According to the Air Force, Shatner, after the flight, thanked Bezos for the deepest experience in his life, which he allowed him to experience.
As the site kp.ru previously wrote, actress Yulia Peresild, who arrived at the International Space Station to shoot a feature film, took with her a mascot, a toy dag, on her orbital flight. The bird was tied with her own hands by a resident of Chelyabinsk Natalya Mamaeva.