VIDEO + PHOTO | William Shatner wept - The earth is life, and the universe is death

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How does it feel to take off and "see" space? How does it feel to set foot on planet Earth again after such a flight? William Shatner made the Blue Shepard flight on October 13 and became the oldest man to go into space. And immediately after the flight - she cried.

The landing of 90-year-old William Shatner was greeted by Jeff Bezos with a bottle of champagne, but he was so overwhelmed with emotions that he alone managed to share the incredible experience he described as "death".


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The actor who played Captain James T. for decades. In Star Trek, Kirk, who is actually a passionate space and extraterrestrial storyteller in his series Unexplained, seems to have achieved his mission in life.

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Photo: Jeff Bezos Welcomes William Shetner / Source: EPA-EFE / BLUE ORIGIN

Shatner was one of the crew members on Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, which took off at 10:49 a.m. Eastern time, flew 100 meters above the Earth, and returned to Earth after an 11-minute flight. .

The passengers experienced a few minutes of weightlessness and had the exclusive opportunity to look at the curved edge of the Earth before heading back, and the experience captivated Shatner with the emotions he shared with Jeff Bezos through tears.

"What it has given me is the most essential experience. I am so overwhelmed with emotions about what has just happened. It's amazing. I hope I will never recover from this. I hope I can maintain what I feel now. "I do not want to lose him," the emotional Shatner told Bezos.

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Photo: William Shetner and Jeff Bezos / Selection: EPA-EFE / BLUE ORIGIN

Shetner recounts all obsessed with the beauty of the Earth and the transition to darkness in space.

"Look at the beauty of that color. And it is so thin. And you get through it so fast. Suddenly, you cross the blue, and enter the black. You look in darkness, in black ugliness. And you look down - there's blue down there and black up there. There is Mother Earth and comfort, and there it is - is that death there? I do not know. Is it death? Is that what death looks like? "It was so fascinating, this experience," Shatner said of his experience of the "examination effect."

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Photo: William Shetner takes off into space / Source: EPA-EFE / BLUE ORIGIN

At one point in the story, Shatner steps aside and wipes the tears from his face.

"It's so much bigger than me and life. It has nothing to do with little green men… It has to do with size and speed and the suddenness of life and death. "

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The Shatner crew consisted of former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen, health entrepreneur Glenn de Vries and vice president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers.

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