William Shatner will create history on Wednesday when he embarks on Blue Origin’s New Shepard and boldly travels where few have gone before.
Shatner expressed his disappointment, saying, “I was building up the passionate response, and now we have to wait another day.” “But it’s well worth the effort. What’s a day when we’re about to go on this incredible adventure?”
Audrey Powers, a member of the Blue Origin crew, told “GMA” that this journey and chance had been a long time coming.
“They gave me the chance to represent all of those wonderful individuals and sit in the seats, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic,” she added. “I feel a tremendous feeling of obligation to represent this group.”
“This is how invention develops,” said Glen de Vries, a Blue Origin crew member and passenger.
“This is the start of a new era for space exploration, and we’re on the cusp of a curve that’s about to shoot off,” he added. “That’s a metaphor for the journey we’re about to go on together. I’m looking forward to it.”
As the world watches him and the team fly, Shatner expects lots more Captain Kirk allusions.
He laughed and added, “Actually, I haven’t heard Shatner in a long time.”
New Shepard’s 18th mission, NS-18, is scheduled to launch from Launch Site One in West Texas on Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m. CT.