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William Shatner's Trip To Space

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Not there yet.
Just realized you are even more invested over in the Gronkateer wing of PatsFans.com.

My apologies for singling you out....just killing time, waiting to see if Captain Kirk's spaceship blows up at 10AM
 
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My quota doesn't count there so I have to catch up here. :)
Quite a "who can post more" horse race over there with Deux copy & pasting minute by minute Bucs Twitter updates and Tompa selfies
 

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Just realized you are even more invested over in the Gronkateer wing of PatsFans.com.

My apologies for singling you out....just killing time, waiting to see if Captain Kirk's spaceship blows up at 10AM
Or he gets a heart attack from the stress of the launch.
 

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Have you seen his belly?
Never seen a 90 year old packing that much frontal padding
Bezos needed 1 day delivery to get a seat belt extender on time.
 

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IN the live stream he looks like he's 5 months in.
Just saw the crew load a sand bag counter weight in the capsule
 

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Just merged these posts to in here so we can discuss it further.

He definitely got emotional after this one, so I'm happy for him. Certainly poetic that Captain Kirk finally made it up there - pretty cool :)

I wish more articles showed his full video reaction after landing instead of a half-phrase soundbite. Shatner breaks down in tears and talks about how you can immediately see, 50 miles above the ground into outer space, how fragile life is, how fragile the atmosphere is, and also just how small we are in relation to the universe. He then wishes this experience for all people and talks about being profoundly moved and changed by this experience.

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“What you’ve given me is the most profound experience I can imagine.”

Shatner: “Everybody in the world needs to do this. Everybody in the world needs to see ... it was unbelievable.”

Shatner: “I mean, the little things, the weightlessness, and to see the blue color whip by and now you’re staring into blackness. That’s the thing. This covering of blue is this sheet, this blanket, this comforter of blue around that we have around us. We think ‘oh, that’s blue sky’ and suddenly you shoot through it all of a sudden, like you whip a sheet off you when you’re asleep, and you’re looking into blackness – into black ugliness. And you look down, there’s the blue down there, and the black up there, and there is Mother Earth and comfort and – is there death? Is that the way death is”?”


Shatner: “It was so moving to me. This experience; it was something unbelievable. Yeah, weightlessness, my stomach went out, this was so weird, but not as weird as the covering of blue – this is what I never expected. It’s one thing to say “oh the sky ... and it’s fragile,” it’s all true. But what isn’t true, what is unknown, until you do [go to space] is this pillow, there’s this soft blue. Look at the beauty of that color. And it’s so thin and you’re through it in an instant. How thick is it? Is it a mile?”

Bezos: “The atmosphere, it depends on how you measure because how it thins out, maybe 50 miles.”

Shatner: “So you’re through 50 miles ... suddenly you’re through the blue and you’re into black ... it’s mysterious and galaxies and things, but what you see is black, and what you see down there is light, and that’s the difference.”

Shatner: “And not to have this? You have done something ... what you’ve given me is the most profound experience I can imagine. I am 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. It’s so much larger than me and life; it hasn’t got anything to do with the little green and blue orb. It has to do with the enormity and the quickness and the suddenness of life and death. Oh my god, it’s unbelievable.”

Bezos: “It’s so beautiful.”

Shatner: “Beautiful, yes, beautiful in it’s way but.”

Bezos: “No, I mean your words. It’s just amazing.”

Shatner: “I can’t even begin to express ... what I would love to do is to communicate as much as possible is the jeopardy. The moment you see the vulnerability of everything; it’s so small. This air, which is keeping us alive, is thinner than your skin. It’s a sliver; it’s immeasurably small when you think in terms of the universe. It’s negligible, this air. Mars doesn’t have any, nothing. I mean, when you think of when carbon dioxide changes to oxygen and what is 20% that sustains our life? It’s so thin.”

Bezos: “And you shoot through it so fast.”

Shatner: “So quickly! 50 miles.”

Bezos: “And then you’re just in blackness.”

Shatner: “You’re in death.”

Bezos: “This is life.”

Shatner: “And that’s death. In the moment, this is life and that’s death. And in an instant you go ‘wow, that’s death.’ That’s what I saw.”

Bezos: That’s amazing.”

Shatner: “I am overwhelmed. I had no idea. You know, we were talking earlier before going: ‘Well, you know, it’s going to be different.’ Whatever that is phrase is that you have, that you have a different view of things? That doesn’t begin to explain, to describe it for me.”

 

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