Back to Earth! William Shatner is shopping in LA after returning from his epic space mission
He made history as the oldest man to encounter space when he rocketed into the atmosphere last week in one of Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin ships.
But William Shatner was back on Earth on Tuesday, running errands in Los Angeles.
The Star Trek legend, 90, traded his spacesuit for some casual duds on the outing, seen wearing a red shirt, gray pants and a baseball cap.
Rocketman: William Shatner ran errands in LA on Tuesday, a week after his suborbital flight into space
Known for his passion for horses, he wore a ‘Goode Rider’ baseball cap from the equestrian clothing brand.
It seemed like old age for the actor, who was spotted at his local Verizon store.
Last week, Shatner and new astronauts Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and Audrey Powers ventured 351,186 feet above the Earth’s surface, where they spent three minutes in weightlessness.
They were captured floating weightlessly in wonder and excitement as they looked down on Earth.
Routine: It seemed like old age for the actor, who was spotted at his local Verizon store
Casual stuff: The Star Trek legend, 90, traded in his spacesuit for some casual duds on the outing, seen wearing a red shirt, gray pants and a baseball hat
A clip from the epic journey shows Shatner and the crew adjusting to their new circumstances, with Shatner seemingly surprised by being weightless and repeating “oh, Jesus” as his fellow crewmembers played with floating toys.
Finally, Shatner adjusts and hears merrily laughing and saying ‘no description can match this’, looking out a window at the amazing view of Earth.
His crew members seem equally overjoyed, giggling and repeating ‘this is crazy!’ and ‘holy hell!’ while Shatner just looks at them with a look of surprise and says “oh wow.”
While his younger crew members took turns looking upside down out the window, the non-year-old pulled his face as close to the window as possible to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime view.
Space case: Last week Shatner and newly minted astronauts Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and Audrey Powers ventured 351,186 feet above Earth’s surface where they spent three minutes in weightlessness
Shatner’s younger crew members took turns looking upside down from the window
Shatner is imprisoned and says ‘no description can match this’, looking out a window at the amazing view of Earth
Star Trek actor William Shatner returned to the landing pad of Blue Origin’s New Shepard on Wednesday after his historic journey into space.
Star Trek actor William Shatner waves to the crowd on the landing pad of Blue Origin’s New Shephard after returning to Earth from his journey to space
When Shatner, who is now the oldest person to have gone to space, returned to solid ground, he returned with a message: ‘What we look down on is Mother Earth and she needs to be protected in the world to see this. ‘
“That view is that you look down on Earth and look up into space, but you also look up to the future and to the past,” he said during a post-flight press conference Wednesday afternoon.
NS18 departed at 10:49 am ET but was back on the ground at 10:59 am ET and although the journey was only 10 minutes and 17 seconds the crew will probably remember it for a lifetime.
Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket blasts off on mission NS-18 with “Star Trek” actor William Shatner and 3 other passengers for a sub-orbital flight
Trek actor William Shatner is all smiles after returning from his space trip on Wednesday
ue Origin vice president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers walks with Star Trek actor William Shatner after 90-year-old returned from space