VIDEO NOW: William Shatner speaks after landing
Former Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, became the oldest man to ever go to space on Wednesday aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepherd rocket – a phallic-shaped spacecraft Jimmy Kimmel labeled a “wienermobile”.
“Can you imagine if Jeff Bezos killed Captain Kirk,” the late-night host said Wednesday evening, “then turned to camera and started speaking Klingon to everyone? I wouldn’t be the least bit shocked.”
Shatner, who for four decades played the leader of the USS Enterprise on the beloved sci-fi series, was handpicked by Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos to make the 11-minute trip into the atmosphere from the west Texas desert. The crew reached a maximum altitude of 66.5 miles, beyond the 100km (62-mile) Kármán Line recognized internationally as the boundary of space.
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