Star Trek star William Shatner should wait just a little longer earlier than venturing to area, because the Blue Origins launch has been postponed but once more attributable to climate fears.
Shatner, 90, is ready to develop into the oldest man in area in the present day as he travels to the stratosphere for 11 minutes on the New Shepard rocket.
He will not be sitting within the captain’s seat, nevertheless, because the rocket is piloted remotely from a mission management centre down right here on Earth. The crew solely wanted minimal coaching because of this.
The journey aboard Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard rocket was already delayed as soon as due to windy climate. Initially scheduled for round 2 pm yesterday, October 12, the flight was moved to in the present day.
Now, it has been pushed again to three pm BST attributable to forecasted winds on the West Texas launch website.
The flight has, nevertheless, been cleared for launch after Shatner and his three companions handed a ‘flight readiness analysis’ check earlier in the present day.
“New Shepard is go for launch! The mission crew has accomplished the Flight Readiness Analysis previous to #NS18.”
“That is our closing assembly with the engineers and Mission Management crew to make sure all programs are go for launch,” the official Blue Origin Twitter account mentioned.
At a Comedian-Con panel in New York final week, Shatner admitted he’s nervous about flying. “I am terrified,” Shatner mentioned.
“I do know!… I am Captain bloody Kirk and I am terrified!”
It is possible for you to to look at the livestreamed launch right here from 3 pm UK time