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Star Trek actor William Shatner experiences weightlessness with three other passengers during the apogee of the Blue Origin New Shepard mission NS-18 suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas, October 13, 2021. Blue Origin/Handout via REUTERS
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Star Trek actor William Shatner experiences weightlessness with three other passengers during the apogee of the Blue Origin New Shepard mission NS-18 suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas, October 13, 2021. Blue Origin/Handout via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
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"Star Trek" actor William Shatner is driven to the launch pad of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket before mission NS-18 for a suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Blue Origin's rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Billionaire Jeff Bezos gives a thumbs-up outside the capsule of Blue Origin\u0027s New Shepard mission NS-18, which carried \
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Billionaire Jeff Bezos gives a thumbs-up outside the capsule of Blue Origin's New Shepard mission NS-18, which carried "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and 3 other passengers on a suborbital flight, after it landed by parachute near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/Handout via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Billionaire Jeff Bezos gives a thumbs-up outside the capsule of Blue Origin\u0027s New Shepard mission NS-18, which carried \
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Billionaire Jeff Bezos gives a thumbs-up outside the capsule of Blue Origin's New Shepard mission NS-18, which carried "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and 3 other passengers on a suborbital flight, after it landed by parachute near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/Handout via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
The capsule of Blue Origin\u0027s New Shepard mission NS-18, which carried \
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The capsule of Blue Origin's New Shepard mission NS-18, which carried "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and 3 other passengers on a suborbital flight, is surrounded by ground crew after landing by parachute near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/Handout via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s reusable rocket engine New Shepard is seen on a landing pad after carrying a capsule with Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, and three others on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Blue Origin's reusable rocket engine New Shepard is seen on a landing pad after carrying a capsule with Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, and three others on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, stands with Audrey Powers, Blue Origin\u0027s vice president of mission and flight operations and a former NASA flight controller and engineer; Chris Boshuizen, the co-founder of satellite company Planet Labs and a former space mission architect for NASA; and Glen de Vries, the co-founder of Medidata Solutions, a life science company, after their flight in a capsule powered by Blue Origin\u0027s reusable rocket engine New Shepard  on a landing pad  near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, stands with Audrey Powers, Blue Origin's vice president of mission and flight operations and a former NASA flight controller and engineer; Chris Boshuizen, the co-founder of satellite company Planet Labs and a former space mission architect for NASA; and Glen de Vries, the co-founder of Medidata Solutions, a life science company, after their flight in a capsule powered by Blue Origin's reusable rocket engine New Shepard  on a landing pad  near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, wears a flight suit with his name and NS-18 mission patch while speaking to the news media after his flight with three others in a capsule powered by Blue Origin\u0027s reusable rocket engine New Shepard  on a landing pad  near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, wears a flight suit with his name and NS-18 mission patch while speaking to the news media after his flight with three others in a capsule powered by Blue Origin's reusable rocket engine New Shepard  on a landing pad  near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, speaks to the news media after his flight with three others in a capsule powered by Blue Origin\u0027s reusable rocket engine New Shepard  on a landing pad  near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, speaks to the news media after his flight with three others in a capsule powered by Blue Origin's reusable rocket engine New Shepard  on a landing pad  near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s New Shepard rocket is prepared for mission NS-18 carrying \
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Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket is prepared for mission NS-18 carrying "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and 3 other passengers for a suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/via REUTERS

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"Star Trek" actor William Shatner rings a bell before boarding Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on  mission NS-18 for a suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Blue Origin's rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Blue Origin's rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas.  
 REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Blue Origin's rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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"Star Trek" actor William Shatner is driven to the launch pad of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket before mission NS-18 for a suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Onlookers watch as Blue Origin\u0027s New Shepard rocket blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s  company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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Onlookers watch as Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's  company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Blue Origin's rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Blue Origin's rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Blue Origin's rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Onlookers assemble to watch before a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket is scheduled to blast off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas.  
 REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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Onlookers assemble to watch before a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket is scheduled to blast off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s New Shepard rocket is prepared for mission NS-18 carrying \
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Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket is prepared for mission NS-18 carrying "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and 3 other passengers for a suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
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"Star Trek" actor William Shatner is presented with a challenge coins along with former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen, clinical research entrepreneur Glen de Vries and Blue Origin vice president and engineer Audrey Powers before their suborbital flight on Blue Origin's New Shepard mission NS-18 near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Staff monitor Blue Origin\u0027s New Shepard rocket as it is prepared for mission NS-18, carrying \
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Staff monitor Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket as it is prepared for mission NS-18, carrying "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and 3 other passengers, for a suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/via REUTERS

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Onlookers assemble to watch before a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket is scheduled to blast off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas.  
 REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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Onlookers assemble to watch before a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket is scheduled to blast off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Blue Origin\u0027s New Shepard rocket is prepared for mission NS-18 carrying \
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Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket is prepared for mission NS-18 carrying "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and 3 other passengers for a suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin/via REUTERS.

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
A helicopter flies over a building featuring Blue Origin\u0027s logo as rocket New Shepard is prepared for the NS-18 suborbital flight mission carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A helicopter flies over a building featuring Blue Origin's logo as rocket New Shepard is prepared for the NS-18 suborbital flight mission carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Onlookers assemble to watch before a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket is scheduled to blast off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas.  
 REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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Onlookers assemble to watch before a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket is scheduled to blast off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
A helicopter flies over Blue Origin\u0027s rocket New Shepard before the NS-18 suborbital flight mission carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas.  
 REUTERS/Mike Blake
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A helicopter flies over Blue Origin's rocket New Shepard before the NS-18 suborbital flight mission carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
Onlookers assemble to watch before a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket is scheduled to blast off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos\u0027s company\u0027s second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas.  
 REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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Onlookers assemble to watch before a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket is scheduled to blast off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Oct 13, 2021 7:59 PM EDT
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