Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner is headed into house subsequent week on October 13, 2021. Though Shatner has stated that he is very excited concerning the journey, he is additionally “terrified,” as he instructed the viewers at New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 7.
During his unique panel, Shatner shared the entire story of how he talked his manner onto a Blue Origin spaceship and revealed why he is so scared about his upcoming journey.
Shatner Didn’t Think Anyone Would Care About Kirk Going to Space
Shatner instructed the viewers on the Main Stage of New York City’s Javits Center that going into house wasn’t even his thought. About a yr and a half in the past, a buddy of his talked about civilian house flights. His buddy commented about how cool it could be if Captain Kirk truly went to house.
Shatner stated that he responded by telling his buddy that “Star Trek” had ended over fifty years in the past and that he did not assume anybody would care about Captain Kirk going to house for actual. He admitted that because the information about his spaceflight leaked, he is come to grasp simply how a lot individuals actually do care about Captain Kirk going to house.
Shatner Thought he Was Going on the First Flight
Shatner revealed that he talked to a couple firms about taking a civilian spaceflight and Blue Origin was the one which jumped on the supply. He stated that he and Jeff Bezos, the pinnacle of Blue Origin, talked about making a documentary concerning the first civilian suborbital house flight. Shatner stated that Bezos appreciated the thought. So, Shatner assumed that he’d be on name for the primary house flight.
Then the pandemic occurred and all their plans acquired delayed.
When Bezos introduced that he’d be sending his first Blue Origin ship to house with civilians on board in the summertime of 2021, Shatner stated he waited to get a name from the Amazon billionaire. But the decision did not come.
Then Bezos introduced that he could be occurring the primary spaceflight himself. Shatner instructed the group that he was excited as a result of he could be going to housewith Bezos on the very first journey. However, he nonetheless did not get the decision.
As Blue Origin continued to announce the names of the individuals who’d be occurring that first flight, Shatner stated that he accepted he wasn’t getting in on the primary flight.
Shatner continued, saying that he lastly acquired the decision from Blue Origin when the corporate started planning its second civilian house flight. They labored out all the small print, and now he is headed to house in simply over per week!
Shatner Says He’s ‘Fine’ & ‘Terrified’
Shatner instructed the viewers that he spent two days final week in the course of the desert in Texas, on the launch web site for the Blue Origin ship he’ll be on. During the 2 days there, he spent a whole lot of time with the staff behind the spaceflight, and he stored listening to one unsettling phrase.
“The phrase they use a whole lot of is ‘our greatest guess is that…’ I’m going up in a rocket and our greatest guess is it must be superb!” Shatner remarked as the group laughed.
He recalled how he felt watching the notorious Challenger launch in 1986. Shatner continued, saying that he is at all times been concerned with going to house, however he is at all times been scared due to what occurred to the Challenger. Now that he is truly going to house, Shatner stated he is continuously bouncing forwards and backwards between being superb and being “terrified.”
“There’s slightly… hearth of terror,” Shatner stated. “I’m terrified. I’m Captain Kirk and I’m terrified to go to house… it comes and goes like a summer time chilly. I’m superb. I’m terrified.”
Regardless of how he feels, he’s, actually, going into house. Shatner stated he plans to press his face in opposition to the window of the ship and stare into the expanse of house till he has to return again to Earth.