Captain Kirk heading to space.. for real!

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Khan 2.0, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. daedalus5

    daedalus5 Rear Admiral Moderator

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    This was great to see on the news. I’m delighted for him. 90 for goodness sake! ;) What a tremendous thing to do.
     
  2. IMC Headquarters

    IMC Headquarters Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    His horse waits for him at the landing site, and then they ride off together...

    Head canon.
     
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  3. Push The Button

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    I never thought I'd make it into space. I was in line to be chosen for the space program, but I didn't qualify.

    Take a good look around, Captain. You made it here ahead of all of them.
     
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  4. Kirks_Flying_Wig

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    Didn't see it live but watched it on YouTube earlier. Can only echo what others have said - a 90-year-old man casually walking around like he's 30 years younger! Wow!
     
  5. NCC-73515

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    According to FAI rules at the time, Gagarin's flight wasn't a real spaceflight.
    They changed the rules later.
    Gagarin didn't have any control over his capsule, and was just a passenger. Was he a tourist then, and not a real cosmonaut? :rofl:
     
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  6. wayoung

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    You don't see the difference between someone who dedicated himself to expanding mankind's presence in space, was a highly trained professional and integral part of a space program and was the first man in space vs a multi millionaire who one day decided to drop his daily interest on a rocket ride, contributing nothing to any mission or advancement?

    Being a passenger on a plane doesn't make you an aviator. Being a *passenger* on a rocket doesn't make you an astronaut.
     
  7. Paul Weaver

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    Gagarin did critical things including radio comms with ground and monitoring systems (and himself)

    Gagarin also orbited the earth with an apogee of 327km and reached orbital velocity and thus reentry from orbital velocity.
     
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  8. EmoBorg

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    I love Shatner's raw emotional speech.

     
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  9. Saul

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    Seeing Shatner go to space at the age of 90 is one of the best things I've seen in 2021. Complete respect to the man, good on him. Like Captain Kirk he never shies away from adventure. The first Star Trek Captain and the first Star Trek Captain to be in space. Doesn't get any better than that. Proud to be a Star Trek fan.
     
  10. Khan 2.0

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    the launch was almost as exciting as seeing one of his star trek movies for the 1st time at the cinema
     
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  11. Khan 2.0

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    I could imagine what he was thinking when the spacecraft launched. "OMG! This is happening! OMG! Everything is shaking! OMG! We're going faster and faster and faster! OMG! The sky is so blue! OMG! The sky is turning into blackness! OMG! Are we going to die??? OMG! Wow! Space... OMG! This is... Oh My... I... can't... describe this... I have to share this with my daughters! OMG! I have to share this... with my grandchildren!!!"

    On the return...

    "OMG! This is happening! OMG! Everything is shaking! OMG! We're going faster and faster and faster! OMG! The sky is so red! OMG! The sky is turning into blue! OMG! Are we going to die??? OMG! Wow! Earth... OMG! This is... Oh My... I... can't... describe this... I have to share this with my daughters! OMG! I have to share this... with my grandchildren!!!"
     
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  13. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    "The special effects here are way better than they used to be..."
     
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    This was truly awesome. The man has lived 5x more than most human beings ever hope to... in terms of just human experience and impact. I don't care what anyone says...the guy is an absolute legend.
     
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  15. KennyBoo

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    The drone footage from the liftoff and the booster landing looked so perfect they looked CG--:guffaw:
     
  16. Ghouleddie74

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    The Blue Origin liftoff always does have that really good video game CGI appearance to it.
     
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    I wonder if it's something to do with the shutter speed and framerate.
     
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  18. KennyBoo

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    Reminds me of the Apollo 13 launch footage from the 1995 flick.....not the 1970 launch.......holy shit that movie is 26 years old.
     
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  19. NCC-73515

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    Wonder if he went wooooooooo woooooooo in there as well XD



    again, on the flight, what was his contribution? how do you define what a passenger is, if simply being there in a thing that flies itself does not fit? :p
    ...did the blue origins crew not handle comms? XD
     
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  20. Hades Temperature Checker

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    Congratulations to Mr. Shatner and the crew.
     
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