An Emotional Shatner Sees Life, Death In Blue Earth And Black Space

William Shatner aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule
William Shatner, who portrayed Capt. James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” TV and movie franchise, got a real glimpse of space as a passenger aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule.
Credit: Blue Origin
In 1966, as the U.S. and the Soviet Union raced to land men on the Moon, William Shatner, a 35-year-old Canadian actor, assumed the role of Capt. James T. Kirk in the science-fiction TV series “Star Trek.” In command of the USS Enterprise, Shatner led a cast that depicted the use of advanced space...

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