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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:23 pm    Post subject: William Shatner, 90, Set to Be Oldest Man Shot Into Space

William Shatner, 90, Set to Be Oldest Man Shot Into Space

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Captain Kirk is truly headed to space... at 90.

William Shatner is set to board Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard rocket next month, according to TMZ, becoming the oldest man to ever fly into space. The 15-minute flight, and the run-up to it, are being filmed for a documentary that’s currently being shopped to a number of outlets, with one deal reportedly in negotiations.

It’s unknown who else will be aboard the mission, and it’s unclear how much the Star Trek star had to pay to join the intergalactic crew (the last flight’s final seat went for over $20 million at auction). The rocket was previously launched in July with four passengers, including Bezos and his brother.

Shatner has not been shy about his desire to fly into outer space. In May of last year, he tweeted out a mocked-up image of him in an astronaut suit, encouraging NASA to send him out. “BTW @NASA - just in case; the suit does fit!” he wrote.

He seemed to hint at his future out-of-this-world travels later that year during a virtual Comic-Con panel that focused on NASA’s Artemis program. “There’s a possibility that I’m going to go up for a brief moment and come back down,” he said, per Space.com. He indicated he had some concerns in light of the 1986 Challenger flight, which led to the deaths of seven astronauts.


God bless him. Hope he makes it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:03 pm    Post subject:

This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:43 pm    Post subject:

He's almost dead, Jim.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:49 pm    Post subject:

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This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.


Yeah, but it's Captain Kirk!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:50 pm    Post subject:

Bill does know that Scotty is no longer around to beam him up . . . right?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:01 pm    Post subject:

Gottdammit Jim you’re an actor, not an astronaut.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:13 pm    Post subject:

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This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:14 pm    Post subject:

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Gottdammit Jim you’re an actor, not an astronaut.


And the actor part is debatable.
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DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:43 pm    Post subject:

Jim's 15 minute mission, TO BOLDY GO WHERE NO 90 YEAR OLD HAS GONE BEFORE!!
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DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.


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Good for him!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:57 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Halflife wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.


Media coverage notwithstanding, it was also true of the airplane and even the automobile. On the way to widespread availability it passes the threshold of elite-only availability.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:47 am    Post subject:

LarryCoon wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Halflife wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.


Media coverage notwithstanding, it was also true of the airplane and even the automobile. On the way to widespread availability it passes the threshold of elite-only availability.

LC I hope you don't misunderstand me.

I, for one, have some respect for the elite, though some are complete (Y)s. I respect their wherewithal. There's a saying, "If you took all the money from the rich and give it to the poor the rich would have it back within 4 years." It's their knowledge I respect. How many lotto winners are reported to go broke within a year?
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LarryCoon wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Halflife wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.


Media coverage notwithstanding, it was also true of the airplane and even the automobile. On the way to widespread availability it passes the threshold of elite-only availability.


Sure. But I guarantee the relative amount of wealth consumed is exponentially different. Want me to be impressed by Musk and Bezos burning hundreds of millions of dollars sending private citizens into space? Take a bunch of low-income kids from space camps and send them up.
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DaMuleRules wrote:
LarryCoon wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Halflife wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.


Media coverage notwithstanding, it was also true of the airplane and even the automobile. On the way to widespread availability it passes the threshold of elite-only availability.


Sure. But I guarantee the relative amount of wealth consumed is exponentially different. Want me to be impressed by Musk and Bezos burning hundreds of millions of dollars sending private citizens into space? Take a bunch of low-income kids from space camps and send them up.

I'd rather he spent the hundreds of millions on their education and housing.
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jodeke wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
LarryCoon wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Halflife wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.


Media coverage notwithstanding, it was also true of the airplane and even the automobile. On the way to widespread availability it passes the threshold of elite-only availability.


Sure. But I guarantee the relative amount of wealth consumed is exponentially different. Want me to be impressed by Musk and Bezos burning hundreds of millions of dollars sending private citizens into space? Take a bunch of low-income kids from space camps and send them up.

I'd rather he spent the hundreds of millions on their education and housing.


Of course, but that is irrelevant to this particular point.
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DaMuleRules wrote:
jodeke wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
LarryCoon wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Halflife wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.


Media coverage notwithstanding, it was also true of the airplane and even the automobile. On the way to widespread availability it passes the threshold of elite-only availability.


Sure. But I guarantee the relative amount of wealth consumed is exponentially different. Want me to be impressed by Musk and Bezos burning hundreds of millions of dollars sending private citizens into space? Take a bunch of low-income kids from space camps and send them up.

I'd rather he spent the hundreds of millions on their education and housing.


Of course, but that is irrelevant to this particular point.

OK. With your permission, may I have my druthers?
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How long before cosmic funeral services are going to be held for the uber-rich?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:18 am    Post subject:

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How long before cosmic funeral services are going to be held for the uber-rich?


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jodeke wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
jodeke wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
LarryCoon wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Halflife wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.


Media coverage notwithstanding, it was also true of the airplane and even the automobile. On the way to widespread availability it passes the threshold of elite-only availability.


Sure. But I guarantee the relative amount of wealth consumed is exponentially different. Want me to be impressed by Musk and Bezos burning hundreds of millions of dollars sending private citizens into space? Take a bunch of low-income kids from space camps and send them up.

I'd rather he spent the hundreds of millions on their education and housing.


Of course, but that is irrelevant to this particular point.

OK. With your permission, may I have my druthers?


As I said, our druthers are the same in that regard. But again, that’s besides the point in the context of the point above.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:27 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
jodeke wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
jodeke wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
LarryCoon wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Halflife wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
This whole space flight for the ultra wealthy and famous is getting kind of gross.

The glorification of it certainly is. One of them imho won’t be a success


That's my thing. The media acts like it some great triumph when it's really just the privileged flexing their privilege.


Media coverage notwithstanding, it was also true of the airplane and even the automobile. On the way to widespread availability it passes the threshold of elite-only availability.


Sure. But I guarantee the relative amount of wealth consumed is exponentially different. Want me to be impressed by Musk and Bezos burning hundreds of millions of dollars sending private citizens into space? Take a bunch of low-income kids from space camps and send them up.

I'd rather he spent the hundreds of millions on their education and housing.


Of course, but that is irrelevant to this particular point.

OK. With your permission, may I have my druthers?


As I said, our druthers are the same in that regard. But again, that’s besides the point in the context of the point above.

OooooTay.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:22 pm    Post subject:

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How long before cosmic funeral services are going to be held for the uber-rich?


There was a terrible ST TNG episode where they find obnoxious rich American citizens from the 20th century in cryo-burial tubes and revive them.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:44 pm    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
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How long before cosmic funeral services are going to be held for the uber-rich?


There was a terrible ST TNG episode where they find obnoxious rich American citizens from the 20th century in cryo-burial tubes and revive them.


That episode wasn't terrible; not up to par with seasons 3-6, but easily one of the best of season 1.
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