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William Shatner’s rocket to the edge of space in October is the subject of a Prime Video documentary that just landed on the streaming service.
The hour-long Amazon special – called Shatner in space – follows events surrounding the unique experience of the Star Trek legend who saw it explode skyward in Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket for a few minutes of weightlessness and a breathtaking view of Earth.
Here is the trailer of Shatner in space:
Shatner’s journey on Blue Origin’s sub-orbital rocket marked the second crewed launch using the New Shepard booster, after Blue Origin founder and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos took the first flight in July with three other passengers.
Shatner also traveled alongside three other passengers. Sadly, one of them – Glen de Vries – was killed in a plane crash in New Jersey just weeks after the Blue Origin experience.
At 90, Shatner became the oldest person to reach space, traveling four miles above the Kármán Line – the place 62 miles above Earth that is widely considered to be the place where space begins.
Minutes after stepping out of the capsule at the end of the 10 Minute Adventure, Shatner said, “I am so filled with emotion about what just happened. Seeing the color blue scroll by, and now you look in the dark, that’s the thing… this experience is something amazing… everyone in the world has to do that. Everyone in the world needs to see this.
Canadian-born artist best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the 1960s Star trek TV show and up Star trek films, continued, “It’s extraordinary, extraordinary. It’s so much bigger than me and life.
Shatner made his trip courtesy of Blue Origin as the company heads towards launching a commercial space tourism service offering the same sub-orbital space path.
But customers who follow in Shatner’s footsteps will have to fork out hundreds of thousands of dollars for the ride. Blue Origin has yet to reveal the exact cost of a seat aboard its capsule or precisely when it plans to launch regular service.
Shatner in space is available on Amazon Prime now.