He really takes off: On October 13, 2021, the actor William Shatner, known in his role as Captain Kirk from Star Trek, starts with the next Blue Origin Flight in space. Originally, the spaceship was supposed to take off the day before. We Earthlings can also follow the spectacle live.
When does William Shatner fly into space?
The start of the spaceship is scheduled for 13:30 UTC, in Germany this corresponds to 3:30 p.m. The live stream begins 90 minutes before the scheduled start, i.e. at 2 p.m. German time. Blue Origin also tweets about the flight.
Where is Shatner’s flight into space in the live stream?
The Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ company is streaming the flight live via its homepage and its own YouTube channel. We’ll link the stream to you here in the article on time.
The capsule takes off from the Blue Origin train station, called Launch Site One, in the west of the US state of Texas. In addition to Shatner aka “Captain Kirk”, Audrey Power will also take part in the New Shepard NS-18 mission; she is Blue Origins Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations. In addition, Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of the earth observation company Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, vice chairman for life sciences and healthcare at the French software company Dassault Systèmes, will take their seats next to Captain Kirk in the Blue Origin capsule.