As ‘Captain Kirk’ Willian Shatner travels to space, netizens say ‘Fiction meets reality’

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin marked their second profitable crewed spaceflight with all 4 astronauts touchdown safely after 11 minutes of flight time. While it is a main leap for the aerospace agency, in addition they made historical past as one of many astronauts on the flight, actor William Shatner turned the oldest particular person to go to house on the age of 90. As if his stellar efficiency within the house journey drama Star Trek wasn’t sufficient, followers have gotten another excuse to consider that he’s ‘Captain Kirk’ in actual life as effectively. 

Blue Origin’s New Shepard’s 18th mission

Blue Origin’s second manned mission NS-18 took from Blue Origin’s West Texas website on October 13 at 8:20 pm IST. The astronauts in spaceflight specifically Glen de Vries, vice chair at French software program firm Dassault Systèmes, Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s vice-president of mission and flight operations, and Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Earth commentary firm Planet Labs included the Star Trek actor William Shatner who performed the position of Captain James T. Kirk within the franchise. The 90-year-old actor scripted historical past by changing into the world’s oldest particular person to journey to house after the Crew NS18 capsule efficiently touched down. 

The actor shot to fame after portraying the position of commander of the Starship Enterprise captain James T. Kirk within the long-standing house journey franchise Star Trek. He appeared within the collection for 3 years from 1966 to 1969. He additionally performed the position in seven films. 

William Shatner hailed as ‘Captain Kirk’

Netizens who witnessed the profitable spaceflight of the actor together with avid Star Trek followers couldn’t assist however hail the veteran actor for being Captain Kirk in actual life. One person shared footage of the spaceflight and wrote, ‘Where’s Captain Kirk! HE’S IN SPACE!” Many tweeted about how they marvelled at the flight taking off realizing ‘Captian Kirk’ went to house on the age of 90. Check out the tweets of followers who can’t assist however hail William Shatner as Captain Kirk.

Earlier, the veteran actor opened up in regards to the alternative to journey to Associated Press by saying, ”I’ve heard about house for a very long time now. I’m taking the chance to see it for myself. What a miracle”. He additionally interacted along with his followers on Twitter and shared updates on his flight.

Image: AP/Twitter/@jameskirk

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