William Shatner, 90, who played the captain of the Starship Enterprise on “Star Trek,” blasted into the final frontier on Wednesday aboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin NS-18 rocket.
The rocket launched at 9:49 a.m. CST, reaching more than 50,000 feet in just one minute. The craft hit a top speed of more than 2,200 mph.
The capsule and booster separated a few minutes later and the craft eventually reached a top altitude of 351,185, a little more than 66.5 miles off the surface of the Earth. On descent, the craft created a loud sonic boom.
Three small parachutes then popped out, pulling along three main red, white, and blue chutes.
“That was unlike anything they described,” Shatner could be heard saying as the capsule neared the ground. “That’s unlike