Actor William Shatner has revealed he was ‘sad’ coming back from space after he visited in October
William Shatner was sad coming back from space as “stupid” people deny the planet is being destroyed.
Best known as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, he became the oldest human in space last year on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ second Blue Origin flight.
The actor, 90, admits got emotional as he headed back down to earth due to “the sadness of what we’re doing to our own planet”.
Speaking to SFX magazine, he said: “It’s like being in a tiny room in a hotel and sh***ing.
“‘No, I’m not going to the bathroom, I’m gonna crap in my bed and stay in it.’ It’s beyond stupid.”
He said on preparing for the trip: “I was in pain a lot, thinking, ‘Why am I bloody doing this?’”
William Shatner became the oldest person ever to go into space back in October.
The trip – on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule New Shepard – lasted around 11 minutes from take off to landing, with those on board spending a few minutes floating around in microgravity.
The capsule then returned safely, touching down in the west Texas desert to be welcomed back to Earth by Bezos himself.
According to a live stream of the historic event, Shatner and his fellow passengers reached an altitude of roughly 350,000ft and a velocity of about 2,000mph.
The actor was joined by an all-civilian crew of former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen, clinical research entrepreneur Glen de Vries and Blue Origin vice president and engineer Audrey Powers.
The Captain Kirk star was seen getting emotional as he tried to put into words what he had experienced.
“Everyone in the world needs to do this,” he told a delighted Bezos, finally.