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Wednesday’s Blue Origin rocket blasts off from Texas for a few minutes into space, with a famous passenger on board: William Shatner, who played the iconic Captain Kirk on “Star Trek.”

Imminent takeoff. The Blue Origin rocket was about to take off, Wednesday, October 13, from Texas for a few minutes into space, with a famous passenger on board: William Shatner, who played the famous Captain Kirk in the series. Star Trek. At the age of 90, he will become the oldest person to reach space, and he will be accompanied by three other passengers.

This is the second flight carrying passengers aboard the rocket owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos. The latter had made the trip himself in July. Under the leadership of state agencies for a long time, this space grab is now increasingly supported by private companies. And William Shatner is guaranteed, once again, promotion.

This boom has been criticized for its environmental impact, at a time when humanity must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to fight global warming. “In addition to a practical outrage aimed at fulfilling one individual’s dream, these flights cement the idea that space is a commodity. They also consume matter and energy and have environmental consequences that would increase exponentially if this space tourism were to be the subject of a broader trade,” In September 2020, three scientists explained in franceinfo.

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