William Shatner revealed that Blue Origin won't allow its astronauts to sell anything they take into space

William Shatner is seated at the edge of space aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin
William Shatner stated that Blue Origin prohibits astronauts selling mementos taken to space.

Blue Origin rockets will take the TV star to space in Wednesday morning's launch.

Blue Origin provides astronauts with a small blue bag that they can use to store souvenirs for their trip into space.

Blue Origin allows astronauts a small blue bag with keepsakes to take into space. However, they can't sell the souvenirs. This was stated by William Shatner, actor and soon to be astronaut.

"Family and friends have started collecting mementos to help me remember. They are kept in the little blue bag. Cooper was told by the Star Trek actor in an October 6 interview that they couldn't sell or monetize it.

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket will carry Shatner into space on Wednesday. It was the same rocket that carried Bezos, three others and to orbit in July. Shatner, who will be 90 years old when the rocket reaches its peak will experience weightlessness for a few seconds and become the oldest person ever to fly into space.

Virgin Galactic's competitor to Blue Origin has a similar policy. It prohibits astronauts from making money off souvenirs taken into space, and requires that all mementos be fit into the astronauts' flight suits.

Shatner stated that the keepsakes were for "your little purposes." "I have three to four small trinkets that people have given me that will go up in space."

Although it is not known what Shatner will carry into space, Jeff Bezos took Amelia Earhart’s flight goggles as well as a medallion from her first hot air balloon flight to New Shepard's flight.

A spokesperson for Blue Origin told collectSPACE that "our terms prohibit people selling anything they fly with them." "This is prohibited by the terms astronauts must sign before they fly on New Shepard."

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After playing Captain Kirk for many years on "Star Trek", Shatner said that he is excited to take off on a spaceflight.

Blue Origin's press release stated that Shatner had heard of space for a while. "I'm going to take the chance to see it myself. It's a miracle.

Recently, the space company was in trouble due to allegations of sexism at work. Employees published a September open letter expressing concern about the safety of the rocket.

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