Thursday, October 14, 2021

Jimmy Kimmel on William Shatner going into space

I concluded Elizabeth Warren talks about infrastructure and the 'Billionaire Space Race' with Seth Meyers by writing "there is another Blue Origin launch scheduled for today, but I won't write any more about it for fear of jinxing it. Only after it's successfully completed will I say anything else about it. Stay tuned." For a comedy report on the event, I'm sharing Jimmy Kimmel's monologue William Shatner Travels to Space on Jeff Bezos’ Intergalactic Wienermobile.

William Shatner became the oldest person to go to space today after Blue Origin sent up their second round civilian passengers, Jeff Bezos welcomed him back to Earth and they shared a special moment, state run media in North Korea broadcast a defense exhibition where soldiers did their best to dazzle Kim Jong Un, Halloween is coming up and people across the country have started decorating, airlines are refusing to follow Texas Governor Gregg Abbott’s vaccine mandate ban, a Louisiana zoo is giving out vaccines to animals, health experts are warning that cold weather could ramp things up again as people move indoors, and we look back a year ago this week in a new edition of “This Week in COVID History”
I don't blame Kimmel and his writers for making Bezo the butt of the jokes. As for Shatner himself, congratulations! I'm glad he lived long enough to go into space for real and not just on a sound stage.

That's the comedy. Now for's video of the flight itself, Blue Origin launches 'Captain Kirk' and crew to space, nails landings!

Blue Origin NS-18 crew William Shatner, Audrey Powers, Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries launched to space atop a New Shepard rocket on Oct. 13, 2021.
Billionaire Space Race aside, I found that thrilling. What about you?

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