Not to say there aren't tons of examples of astronauts throughout the decades waxing poetic about their experience. But it feels like the first real hint that as this tech gets commercialized that we'll see a broader range of lived experience, which is interesting.
— zeddy (@Zeddary) October 13, 2021
Hand to goddess, I originally started this morning’s Open Thread Friday the 13th falls on a Wednesday this month… but I was afraid Murphy the Trickster God would jinx things…
Blue Origin video from inside the New Shepard capsule at the peak of today's spaceflight, with the crew floating in weightlessness.@WilliamShatner: "No description to equal this."@AudreyKPowers: "This is nuts!"pic.twitter.com/OyRTI8Yqaj
— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) October 13, 2021
As an aside, one of the underrated moments in Galaxy Quest, IMO, is Alan Rickman’s eternally-grousing-highly-trained-Shakesperian’s heartbroken realization, while interacting with an actual alien, that the pop-cult action hero he despised himself for playing turned out to be more important than any Hamlet or MacBeth he might’ve done. Maybe that wasn’t an affectionate jibe at the Shatner we Trekkies remember from back in the 1970s, but then…
Hey, bucket list accomplished!
William Shatner became the oldest person to go into space. YOUR grandpa could never! pic.twitter.com/CScql370Ov
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 14, 2021