William Shatner was moved to tears by his flight to space.
He is best known for his role in the movie "Star Trek" as Capt. James T. Kirk, the actor best known for his role as Capt.
"What you gave me is the most profound experience that I can imagine. After landing on Earth with parachutes and the New Shepard capsule, Shatner said that he was overwhelmed by emotion. "I wish I never recover so that I can feel what I feel now. It is something I do not want to lose. It is so much bigger than me and my life."
"I am overwhelmed. He said, "I had no idea." "It wasn't even close to the simulation."
William Shatner was moved by the flight to space. (Image credit to Blue Origin)
"Everybody needs to do it. "Everybody needs to see it," Shatner told Bezos, beaming with emotion. "Unbelievable."
He said, "To see the color of blue pass right by you, and now you're staring in blackness, that is the thing," trying to communicate the emotions he had just experienced. He added, "The coloring blue."
Shatner waxed poetic about his awe at the blackness beyond space and the blues below. He said that "looking into blackness" is a way to "look down and see the blue down there and black up there... There is mother Earth, comfort and there... Is there death?"
Shatner told Bezos that "this is life" and "that's death", insinuating Earth is "life" and outer space "death". "Woah, that's it! You see it in an instant!" That's exactly what I saw.
It was very moving for me. He said, "This experience, it's incredible."
Shatner stated that although the sensations of spaceflight are strange and fascinating, the views and emotional experience were so much more. "My stomach grew and I thought this was so strange. But it's not as strange as the color of blue. This is something I have never seen."
He said, "The beauty and fragility of that color is amazing and you can get through it in an instant,"
Shatner said to Bezos that it had nothing to do with the "little green men". It has to do the sheer enormity of the rapidity and suddenness of life or death.
Blue Origin's July 1st crewed launch was Bezos' first. Shatner was told by Bezos that "it's so beautiful."
Shatner stated, "I can't even start to express." "What I would love to accomplish is to communicate as much as possible jeopardy, from the moment you realize how vulnerable. It's so tiny how vulnerable everything is.
"This air is what keeps us alive. It is thinner than our skin. It is a tiny speck. It's immeasurable when you consider the universe," Shatner stated about the thin atmosphere of Earth from space.
Shatner's words echo the "overview effect", a psychological phenomenon that astronauts report from those who have seen Earth in space. This perspective has led astronauts to talk more about Earth's preciousness and environmental issues that are threatening our planet.
After their emotional heart-toss, Bezos shared some laughs with Shatner. Shatner commented on the physical toll of the whole thing with a smile. He joked that "just getting up the bloody Gantry" was referring to the difficult climb up the stairs crew had to make in order to reach the capsule. Despite all the laughter and smiles, Shatner still felt overwhelmed by emotion after his trip to space.
Shatner stated, "Oh my God, what an experience!"