William Shatner Gets Emotional After Becoming the Oldest Person to Go to Space: ‘This Experience Is Something Unbelievable’

‘It was so moving to me’

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SHATNER: “It was unbelievable. Unbelievable. I mean, you know, the -- the little things -- the weightless -- but to see the blue color whip by. And now you're staring into blackness. That’s the thing. The covering of blue — this -- this sheet, this blanket, this comforter of blue that we have around us. We say, ‘Oh, that’s blue sky.’ And then suddenly you shoot through it all of a sudden, it’s like you whip a sheet off you when you’re asleep, and you’re looking into blackness, into black ugliness. And you look down — there’s the blue down there and the black up there and it’s -- it’s just, there is Mother Earth and comfort. And there is — is there death? I don’t know. But is that death? Is that the way death is? Whoop and it’s gone. Jesus. It was so moving to me. This experience, it was something unbelievable. You see, you know, weightless, my stomach went up, this is so weird. But not as weird, as the covering of blue. This is what I never expected.” 

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