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William Shatner may have spent years filming “in space” as Captain Kirk on Star Trek, but today, it’s finally time for the actor to head to the real space. He’ll be hopping on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos‘ rocket ship into space for just a few minutes. Maybe he’ll catch up with his good pal Spock up there!
Today’s mission marks the 18th mission of the New Shepard, labeled flight NS-18. The best news? You can watch the whole thing, from take-off to landing, to see the billionaire space race in full throttle. And if you’re feeling a little jealous that these guys get to go to space, have no fear — soon enough, there’ll be a pretty easy way for you to buy a ticket of your own.
Ready to watch William Shatner get sent into space? We are too. Here’s how to watch today’s Blue Mission Space Mission.
When is the Blue Origin Space Mission?
The Blue Origin Space Mission takes place today, Oct. 13, with a targeted lift-off of 10 a.m. ET. Coverage of the event will begin earlier at 8 a.m. ET.
Will the Blue Origin Space Mission live stream be on Amazon Prime?
Nice thinking! But no, just because Bezos is connected with Amazon doesn’t mean this event will be on Prime Video. Keep reading to find out where to watch it.
Where is the Blue Origin Space Mission with William Shatner live stream? How to stream the Blue Origin Space Mission:
If you flip to most major news networks, unless any major news breaks, you can expect to find some coverage of the Blue Origin Space Mission. That being said, you can also tune in for the space mission’s live feed over at Blue Origin’s website. On the website, you’ll also find updates about the day’s events and other facts about Blue Origin. Although the live stream will carry throughout the entire mission, we won’t be able to see any interior shots (i.e. Shatner’s facial expressions and reactions) until after the launch has concluded. (We’ve also got the feed embedded for you above, so take your coat off and stay awhile!)
Where is the Blue Origin Space Mission taking place?
Blue Origin’s Space Mission will launch at Launch Site One in West Texas.
Who else is going on the Blue Origin Space Mission?
Along with Shatner, Blue Origin operations team member Audrey Powers will also tag along for the mission. Also on the mission will be Australian engineer Chris Boshuizen and Medidata CEO Glen de Vries. It’ll be a crowded spacecraft, that’s for sure!
Is this the first Blue Origin Space Mission? How many other Blue Origin Space Missions have there been?
This is not the first Blue Origin space mission. According to the Blue Mission website, there have been 17 “successful consecutive missions including three successful escape tests, showing the crew escape system can activate safely in any phase of flight.” This past July, Bezos boarded one of those missions and shot himself into space! This marks the second trip with human aboard the rocket.
Is Blue Origin allowing the public to go on space missions? How to buy a ticket to space with Blue Origin:
Shockingly, yes: you can apply to go to space on Blue Origin’s website. Prices aren’t available yet, and you’ll have to fill out a pretty long form to be considered for the flight. But why not give it a shot? You can apply over on Blue Origin’s website.