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William Shatner Becomes Oldest Man to Visit Outer Space

LOS ANGELES—Actor William Shatner, 90, who played Capt. James. T. Kirk in Star Trek, returned safely to earth in West Texas on Wednesday, making history as the oldest person to travel to space. “I’m overwhelmed. I had no idea,” Shatner said following an 11-minute suborbital journey into weightlessness—and the history books—aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship. Shatner, one of four passengers aboard, became the oldest person to venture into space. He called the trip “the most profound experience” he could imagine. “I hope I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it,” he said as the crew gathered outside the capsule upon landing. “You look down, there’s the blue down there and the black up there … there is Mother Earth and comfort, and there is, is there death? I don’t know, but is that death? Is that the way death is? … It was so moving. …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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