The race for commercialized area flight and journey reveals no signal of slowing down anytime quickly with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin persevering with to steer the sphere. Nevertheless, it seems to be like the person who boldly went the place no person had gone earlier than (on tv, in any case) is about to be a part of Blue Origin’s subsequent flight. Legendary Canadian movie star William Shatner goes to be a part of New Shepherd vacationer spaceflight later this October.
Blue Origin introduced Shatner’s participation in its subsequent mission in a press release on its website on October 4, 2021. In its 18th mission, Blue Origin might be sending its newest New Shepherd rocket off with William Shatner becoming a member of the crew. Different individuals will embody Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations Audrey Powers, Planet Labs co-founder Chris Boshuizen, and Medidata co-founder Glen de Vries. The mission is about to happen on October 12, 2021 at 5 a.m. PT / 8 a.m. ET. The Blue Origin Twitter and website will host the flight, in addition to particulars on methods to watch.
Two unimaginable and inspirational folks will be a part of the #NS18 crew. Actor @WilliamShatner and Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations Audrey Powers @AudreyKPowers. pic.twitter.com/xqI9nw1KX8
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) October 4, 2021
Blue Origin has executed a number of spaceflights and just lately started doing vacationer flights as effectively, with Bezos himself participating in one of many flights in July 2021, although there was criticism that the flight didn’t actually make it that far into space. There have been different criticisms as effectively. Elon Musk and Bezos have butt heads just lately with Musk bashing Bezos for a lawsuit against SpaceX. There have additionally been allegations of toxicity in the Blue Origin workplace as staff have apparently reported unfavorable work circumstances.
Nonetheless, Blue Origin continues to maneuver ahead with its efforts in industrial area journey. Hopefully, on the very least, Shatner is ready to contact the celebs and make it again safely to the floor with no mishaps. Keep tuned as we proceed to observe the Blue Origin New Shepherd launch later this October.
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