Monday, August 3, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Captain Kirk turns down trip in to space


Posted on Saturday, 21 September, 2013 | Comment icon 28 comments

Shatner won't be boldly going in to space any time soon. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Jane Dickson
Star Trek actor William Shatner has turned down a trip in to space because he is scared of flying.
During his stint as the captain of the legendary Starship Enterprise, Shatner became a household name synonymous with voyaging through space and journeying in to the unknown - the perfect candidate, it would seem, to climb aboard Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Two for a flight to the final frontier.

When Richard Branson invited him however it became clear that there was a slight problem. "He actually said he's frightened of airline travel," said Branson. "Which is slightly disillusioning. Captain Kirk is scared of flying."
Several well known figures are believed to be lined up for a chance to travel in to space as part of Branson's flagship space tourism venture. In addition to Branson himself are as many as 625 bookings thought to include Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Beiber and Professor Stephen Hawking.

With each seat costing up to $250,000 however it may be some time before prices come down enough to make it possible for the average consumer to afford a seat.

Source: Yahoo! | Comments (28)


Tags: William Shatner, Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #19 Posted by pallidin on 27 September, 2013, 1:27
Why should an 82 year old ACTOR (he isn't actually Captain Kirk you know) do anything he doesn't want to? You do realise that this is all a publicity stunt for Virgin don't you? They are getting shed loads of free publicity not least because of those people that are too gullible to realise that the ACTOR William Shatner is being used. The ACTOR Willian Shatner owes nobody anything. He is not an explorer he is an ACTOR. If he doesn't want to go into space then that's his choice. As an ACTOR he should be allowed the same free will the rest of us have and should not have to put up with people ema... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by DBunker on 28 September, 2013, 15:47
Not even Buzz Aldrin would go (again) so Im not surprised Shattner said No.
Comment icon #21 Posted by DONTEATUS on 28 September, 2013, 22:08
Come On ! Shattner could do it ! ITs Not like its a full On Launch take off go up to alt,drop ,light the rubber motor and your just a few G-eez away from the View of space ! Not Like your really in Orbit ! My Grand mother would of done it in a Heart Beat ! I know Some people are just not wired to Fly on a wing& a Prayer ! I would do it Today !
Comment icon #22 Posted by rocketmentr on 13 October, 2013, 4:01
This 'rocket' is a nitrous bomb and will kill again,I wouldn't get in that thing even if you paid me $200,000.Branson's ego is much larger than his brain and it's going to be disastrous to the fledgling private space tourism industry.Nitrous Oxide IS an explosive and killed my friend Glenn May July 21,2007,Mojave CA. As an engineer I speak from fact not emotion.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Antilles on 13 October, 2013, 11:20
The Shatman has boldly gone more than any of us have. He's in his 80's! Cut him some slack. He may have health problems that make going into space a no go zone for him. Best captain the USS Enterprise ever had!
Comment icon #24 Posted by emberdawn on 13 October, 2013, 15:33
I wonder if asked if any of the other captains might go?
Comment icon #25 Posted by SkepticalB on 13 October, 2013, 16:42
Why should an 82 year old ACTOR (he isn't actually Captain Kirk you know) do anything he doesn't want to? You do realise that this is all a publicity stunt for Virgin don't you? They are getting shed loads of free publicity not least because of those people that are too gullible to realise that the ACTOR William Shatner is being used. The ACTOR Willian Shatner owes nobody anything. He is not an explorer he is an ACTOR. If he doesn't want to go into space then that's his choice. As an ACTOR he should be allowed the same free will the rest of us have and should not have to put up with people ema... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by DONTEATUS on 13 October, 2013, 17:37
Well afterall Sir Bransons Mom is going ! His Kid, who knows how many older wealthy peeps Will Hit the edge ? As far as Shatner He really should go If His health is not an Issue ? Now If Hes got a really bad ticker from all the women in his past,then He may just wanna do it to Go out with a Bang ! Remember to Boldly Go ! Its a trip of a Life time for the can Do`s ! We are all Explorer`s Come On Waspie would you Go If you had the spare change?
Comment icon #27 Posted by Uncle Sam on 14 October, 2013, 1:45
Respect his wishes, don't force him to do something he doesn't want too. If he doesn't want to do it, I understand, but it would be something I like to do though. Going to space always been one of my lifelong dreams.
Comment icon #28 Posted by keninsc on 14 October, 2013, 5:36
Hey, I hate flying in almost too. However, helicopters don't bother me at all, in fact I'm very relaxed in them. Probably because when I was in Nam and all seemed lost suddenly you'd hear the thump.....thump.....thump of those Hueys coming hot. Soon as you heard that sound you knew help was two minutes away and closing awfully fast. Charlie would cut and run as soon as they heard the sound too. I made a joke once to my CO that all we really needed to do was make a recording of those rotors and play them over the loud speakers. I can't repeat what he said to me.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6748045
281014
185591

 
Some stars could host seven habitable planets
8-2-2020
Other stars may be able to host more than our own solar system's solitary habitable world, a new study suggests.
Mystery seeds start turning up worldwide
8-2-2020
Packets of unidentified seeds have been turning up, not just in the US, but also in Europe, Canada and the UK.
Near-death experiencers recount their stories
8-1-2020
Several people have recently come forward with details of their own harrowing near-death experiences.
MIT develops a dream manipulation machine
8-1-2020
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have built a device that can influence your dreams.
Stories & Experiences
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 
Orb of light in room
5-9-2020 | USA/Texas/Waco
 
Not sleeping alone
5-9-2020 | Los Angeles
 
Glowing red eyes
5-9-2020 | Fields, Louisiana
 
Two creature sightings
5-1-2020 | Augusta and Louisana
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 3 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
 
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
 
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
 
Adam Savage and Spot
Posted 2-14-2020 | 4 comments
Adam Savage tests out Boston Dynamics' impressive Spot robot.
 
NASA 2020: Are you ready ?
Posted 1-1-2020 | 3 comments
A look at what's coming up in the world of spaceflight this year.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ