tv Blue Origin Launches William Shatner Others into Space CSPAN October 13, 2021 9:57pm-10:35pm EDT
thank you again for joining live for the second human flight with audrey powers. william shatner, chris onboard. they are wellhe on their way to space. so far a phenomenal flight and clean burn on the blue engine three. shepherd giving them a beautiful flight to space this morning. the rocket is climbing towards an altitude or aiming just over the line internationally recognized line as space 100 kilometers that is about 328,000 feet and a gorgeous view down the rocket. and now we've had a main engine cut off. the engine has shut off and in just a moment we are going to separate the capsule from the booster and at that point the astronauts will have the opportunity to get out of theirr
thank you again everybody joining us live from west texas the second human crew a phenomenal flight. so exciting. to have sent captain kirk himself, william shatner to space. i cannot wait to hear his commentary upon return as well as the two customers one from australia and the fans are tuning in from down under baig shout out and audrey powers is
coming back home the booster will be the capsule back home it is more aerodynamically shaped database is a blunt and it is less aerodynamic will we will see coming up shortly is at the top of the rocket their rings been the pisceans that extend out as well as the wedge fins to help stabilize the vehicle like the feathers of the back of a narrow and then you will see the drag breaks —- you mention it cuts the velocity dramatically. you can seen the wedge fins are out.
crew that gets me every time when you do this live the sonic boom is so cool drag race they are pulling back in just like the wedge fan. >> even when you know to expect the sonic boom it catches you off guard every time. >> talk about a beautiful site of the shepherd rocket but the show is not over the capsule is descending we are waiting for those chutes to deploy it is like the guide parachute followed by that will fully inflate there goes the parachute.
i cannot wait to talk to them to hear what they experienced up there this morning a clean and beautiful flight for our astronauts. >> a stunning flight and i also love to hear that audio of them on their way back about how the experience was i cannot wait to hear their story. >> you heard william shatner say this is like nothing i've ever experienced anything before then he has traveled the entire intergalactic universe. [laughter] what a day for our astronauts. our team isng preparing landing safety operations. will be on the ground at the landing site to follow the action in just a bit maybe even talk to the world's newest astronauts. some breathtaking stuff you will see the recovery team
show up shortly because we send them out for the capsule has landed because by now we are very veryhe good at analyzing where the capsule will come good one —- whether it will come down with the wind so we will see the recovery team and of course we will be joined by friends and family as they emerge from the capsule. there in the texas desert after having gone up and back.
here is some beautiful shots awaiting the recovery team they had communications withio those for astronauts they all gave the thumbs-up they are doing okay after an exhilarating flight to space and back. now i am regretting we don't have a champagne shower for ourselves. [laughter] >> there are some waves from the astronauts. and then the ride to space
we had to delay one day because of the gusty wind. but today has been a beautiful day for lunch and the landing a for new astronauts. >> talking to chris a few days ago he flew that around the world he is a dj we have a new astronauts and those postcards i just returned fromhe space and some other personal items like this us be full of music we should play that. >> and as a side gig as a dj and then released an album on friday. i cannot wait to see what he does with that music. musicians on board everybody knows of him
as an actor he also seemed so that is one of the most beautiful things about what we're doing to open the door to more people to go to space yes the scientist and the engineers but now the artist, poets, singers, dj, lets see what they create coming out of this experience. we set up before. going to space changes you with the overviewal affect. i can't wait to hear the stories in the art that comes out of this now going around the capsule to get the thumbs-up from each astronaut.
>> thank you again everybody joining us live from west texas we just conceded the second human fight of the new shepherd vehicle. our crew on board the great william shatner now the oldest person you have ever flown to space at 90 years old and audrey powers as wello as are two customers and the recovery crew is out there and is about to open the hatch there is our founder to give a big thumbs-up.
>> it was unbelievable. everybody needs to see this. but to see the blue color then you are staring at blackness. the coloring of blue like a comforter of blue and then you look into blackness the blue over there than the black up there there is mother earth is at the way death is? i don't know. then when it is gone it is peace? this experience to say yes.
enormity with the suddenness of life and death. it is amazing. what i would love to do is communicate as much as possible and that vulnerability of everything so small. this air which is keepingke us alive is bigger than your skin. it is a sliver and immeasurably small when you think in terms of the