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Updated » William Shatner and three other passengers launched into space today on the second crewed flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket

Video from inside the New Shepard Mission NS-18: Apogee »

Update » Immediately after his trip to space, Shatner tells Jeff Bezos the following »

What you have given me is the most profound experience, I can imagine. I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened. It’s extraordinary. I hope I never recover from this. I hope that I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it.

You can see it for yourself in the video below. Start at about 2:44:00 to see the crew exit the capsule and greeted Bezos.

William Shatner will join Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Audrey Powers, and Glen de Vries.

Live launch coverage begins at 12:30 UTC.

The crew of Blue Origin’s New Shepard NS-18 mission, from left: Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Audrey Powers, and Glen de Vries. (Source » Blue Origin)

Elsewhere »

  • Star Trek star William Shatner ready to boldly go into space » BBC
  • William Shatner is set to launch into space on Wednesday and, this time, it’s not the set of Star Trek — it’s real life. But did you know Shatner’s journey from infancy to outer space actually started in Montreal? » MTL Blog
  • William Shatner, the veteran actor who spent four decades playing the fearless commander of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, is set for a real-life leap into the stars on Wednesday on the next stage of billionaire Jeff Bezos’s quest to dominate the fledgling space tourism industry. » The Guardian
  • Shatner, 90, will become the oldest person to fly into space » NPR
  • Actor William Shatner counted down Wednesday to his wildest role yet: riding a rocket into space, courtesy of “Star Trek” fan Jeff Bezos. » CityNews Toronto

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