Star Trek’s nervous Shatner leaves captain’s log in space rocket

Appropriate name: William Shatner. Image: Greg Skidmore (honestly) under CC

Star Trek actor William Shatner’s trip to space was so hairraising he left a captain’s log in the Blue Origin rocket.

Cleaners sent to tidy up Amazon boss Jeff Bezoz’s capsule discovered the log after it touched down in the Texan desert.

Space program insider Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “When you’ve got to boldly go, you have to boldly go.

“Flying sub-orbital can have that effect on you. It’s no big deal.”

Shatner, 90, who played Captain James T Kirk in the Star Trek TV series and movies, experienced a short period of weightlessness while he 100km up in the air.

“His legacy on board shows he lost another couple of pounds on the way down,” Fisher explained.

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