William Shatner on his Blue Origin flight to space

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William Shatner: My Trip to Space Filled Me With ‘Overwhelming Sadness’

Quote:And then, suddenly, relief. No g’s. Zero. Weightlessness. We were floating.

We got out of our harnesses and began to float around. The other folks went straight into somersaults and enjoying all the effects of weightlessness. I wanted no part in that. I wanted, needed to get to the window as quickly as possible to see what was out there.

I looked down and I could see the hole that our spaceship had punched in the thin, blue-tinged layer of oxygen around Earth. It was as if there was a wake trailing behind where we had just been, and just as soon as I’d noticed it, it disappeared.

I continued my self-guided tour and turned my head to face the other direction, to stare into space. I love the mystery of the universe. I love all the questions that have come to us over thousands of years of exploration and hypotheses...
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Reading the whole piece reminded me of chapter one of Michael Moorcock's "The Black Corridor."


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(2022-10-09, 08:33 PM)Typoz Wrote: William Shatner: My Trip to Space Filled Me With ‘Overwhelming Sadness’

Great article Typoz!
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