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God Speed William Shatner

Located in The Break Room, started by lennco, Oct 13, 2021

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  1. lennco

    lennco Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Today Admiral/Captain James T. Kirk will be going into space. This is pretty darn cool.

    I wish 90 year old William Shatner and the crew all the best.


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  2. biggie

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    Hi

    yeah!
    Kirk, finally gets to go in space for real

    maybe the Klingons will show up :)

    imo...
     
  3. The Durfer

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  5. lennco

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    Landed safe and sound.

    William Shatner is now an Astronaut! Outstanding!
     
  6. Cannuck

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    It'll be fun to hear Bill's story (y)
     
  7. Cannuck

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    Heard him talking to Jeff Bezos immediately after the flight. Shatner was 'mind blown', it was a profound existential experience for him... a perspective between hostile space and earth's thin veil of biosphere. He was changed in the cosmos.
     
  8. lennco

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    I heard that, he was really moved.

    Not since the late Christa McCalla have I been so interested in someone going to space.
    So glad he was able to get there and make it back safely.
     
  9. mr-x

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    I saw the thread title and thought he died. Will Shatner is on of the funniest guys on twitter.
     
  10. lennco

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    He could have, even he said that. I was a little worried that might happen. Thankfully he didn't.
     
  11. Cannuck

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  12. D Haynes

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    Awesome. In this backward world we live in, its so refreshing to see a good news story.
     
  13. .X.

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    It cost Shatner Millions of dollars to spend a whole 11 minutes in space ...
     
  14. D Haynes

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    And not technically space but let's not put a downer on it lol.
     
  15. lennco

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    Shatner's ride was free. Bezos comped his ride plus it doesn't cost millions to ride on Blue Origin.
    Virgin Galactic is charging $450k so BO is probably around that price.
     
  16. oldtimer

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    Although congratulations are in order for him being able to go to Space,

    But I personally believe that these kind of adventures should be kept limited to going to the lower orbits only until we figure out exactly what it is that we are sending to these other Planets (considering that anyone of us can take a poop on another Planet and create a whole new civilization there).

    IMO
     
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  17. Cannuck

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    I agree Oldtimer, he set a new world record for oldest person in space. A genious publicity stunt for Bezos, I can't think anyone more suited. I'm glad Shat relayed the message he did. Not everybody has to go into low orbit to understand life's limited biosphere, and IMO there is very little scientific knowledge to gain by promoting space picnics for the rich and famous.
     
  18. frank-germany

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    don't forget, he is an actor
     
  19. oldtimer

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    You got to give all the Space travel and exploration agencies (both official and private ones) some credit for their marketing abilities since they have managed to make us all believe that there is going to be so much adventure and excitement waiting for us in Space,

    But the truth of the matter is that Space or more specifically the Outer Space is a very dark, boring, and dangerous place considering the high level of radiation and the extreme changes in temperature and also having to deal with the risk of getting hit by minute projectiles that travel at very high speeds. And not to mention that you might have to travel for thousands of light years to encounter any Kilingons or other life forms that might be out there.

    But if it's going to take all these exaggerations about Space to get people interested in innovating new technologies that can be useful in our everyday life then I guess all those marketing tactics will be somewhat justified.

    In my opinion Space travel and exploration should be left primarily to Artificial Intelligence life forms and entities and our efforts should be more focused on finding the ability to identify and divert asteroids and other objects that might be on a collision course with Earth ( and the Moon) and also becoming able to mine these extraterrestrial bodies for our future needs.

    The only way that I see for people being able to migrate to other planets is for the AIs to go there first and make them habitable for us. But then if we are going to go through all the trouble to make other planets habitable then Logic says that we should put as much or even more efforts in trying to save the Planet that is our Home right now.

    Also the best way to travel to other Planets would probably be to build a Spaceship in Space and just keep it in the orbit so that it won't have to go through all the stresses of entering the atmosphere every time. Although we might be better off by waiting a little bit longer until AI becomes more alert and capable so that it can build the ship for us because any spaceship that we try to make today is probably going to get passed by on the way to its destination by the one that AI is going to make a few years from now.

    PS: Regardless of Shatner's occupation the fact that he has managed to go to space at his age is a very big achievement. I myself am scared of even getting on a plane. :xf.wink:

    IMO
     
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  20. olcayto

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    Godspeed Captain !

    I also watched his dialogue with Jeff Bezos after landing back. His words and emotions were explaining why he has chosen for this launch. Plus his existence made this launch more meaningful and delightful
     
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    First impressions in zero gravity...

     

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