Star Trek Captain reached space for real
Star Trek Captain reached space for real
Star Trek Captain William Shatner will turn 90 years old on Wednesday when the Jeff Bezos-founded Blue Origin New Shepard undertakes its second manned flight.
As a result of the heavy wind, the billionaire’s flight from Texas takes place a day later than expected.. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard people talking of going to space. With this opportunity, I’ll be able to see him up close and personal. I can’t believe it; “A few days ago, Shatner made a comment on the situation.
Shatner is joined by three others on Blue Origin’s New Shepard for their second manned space flight: Audrey Power (Vice President of Blue Origin), Chris Bohhuizen (Co-Founder of Planet), and Glen de Vries (Director of the French company DasStèmes). Because the missile-capsule system is autonomous, they have been preparing for this flight for several days despite the fact that it has no mission requirements. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos escorted them to the capsule and welcomed each of them personally prior to takeoff.
Founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos was on the maiden trip in July. He was joined by his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old female aviator Wally Funk, and Dutch student Oliver Daemen on the flight. By then they will be 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, beyond what is known as space border, and the flight will take around 10 minutes longer than it did during summer.
Shatner portrayed Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the original “Star Trek” series back in the 1960s, and he went on to star in other sequels and spin-offs of the franchise after that period. For his roles in “The Practice” and “Boston Legal” after 2000, he won Primetime Emmy Awards. The British billionaire’s business, Virgin Galactic, launched its founder and five others into space a few days before Blue Origin’s trip in 2013.
Branson initially claimed that Shatner refused to go because he was terrified to fly, but in 2011, the actor claimed that he refused to go because Branson wanted to pay for it himself. Nobody from the “Star Trek” cast will depart Earth before him. Ashes of James Doohan, the actor who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the film, were sent to space in 2008 without his consent, according to The New York Times.
Bill Gates against billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Space Race
“Space tourism? In an interview with James Corden, Micrsofot creator Bill Gates observed, “We have a lot to do here on Earth,” referring to the space travel of billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.
‘I don’t know – I’ve become fascinated with getting rid of diseases like malaria and HIV and I’m probably boring people at parties by talking about these diseases,’ Gates remarked when Corden inquired about his opinions on billionaires’ interest in space travel. “Space? There is plenty to be done here on Earth, according to Bill Gates, as reported by Business Insider. The “Late Late Show with James Corden” special episode on climate change was begun with an interview with Zoom.
A week earlier, Musk’s SpaceX had executed Inspiration4, Musk’s maiden trip into space. Private jets piloted by Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson entered orbit in July. Even though they were only in space for a few minutes, the billionaires’ flights cost a fortune. Both Bezos and Musk were earnest in their desire to use space travel to offset the effects of global warming. Bezos, on the other hand, wants to relocate carbon-intensive industries to other planets.
Musk, on the other hand, wants to inhabit Mars. Secretary-General António Guterres of the United Nations has recently called out billionaires who spend astronomical amounts on space travel while “millions of people are starving to death on Earth.” Some government authorities asked that Bezos and Branson pay greater taxes when the rocket was launched, and both were harshly condemned. Especially after a ProPublica investigation revealed in June that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had not paid any income tax for at least two years between 2006 and 2018, Senator Elizabeth Warren has been particularly tough on Bezos. Bezos admitted that his space voyage has drawn criticism. According to his own words, his detractors were “mostly correct.”
“We must do both,” he continued. “As a race and a civilization, we’ve always looked to the future while confronting Earth’s pressing issues. We’re no different now.” Despite the fact that Musk has yet to leave space, he has come under fire for focusing some of his efforts there. The great bulk of our resources, in my opinion, should be directed on fixing problems on Earth. In a Netflix video on Inspiration4, Elon Musk says that “99 percent more of our economy should be committed to solving Earth’s problems. Though he said, “I think maybe 1% or less of that can go toward expanding life beyond Earth.”
SpaceX founder Elon Musk. For many years, Bill Gates has expressed an interest in public health. Gates has donated hundreds of millions to the fight against malaria and HIV as well as the equity of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Gates Foundation, among other things. Gates spoke to Corden just days after he was grilled by PBS journalists about his ties to hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein. In 2008, the billionaire met Epstein, who pleaded guilty to sex crimes in Florida. The billionaire stated meeting Epstein was a mistake. After that, he was quizzed to see if he had any further takeaways. Considering that the man was deceased, Gates concluded that everyone should exercise caution going forward.