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    • William Shatner's not going to Space.Nairn
    • @nairn - He already went, and landed back on Earth…PioneerDJ303
    • William Shatner lands back on Earth as the oldest person to ever go to space.PioneerDJ303
    • He still didn't go to space.Nairn
    • according to the news he didPioneerDJ303
    • That's not space, that's very high orbit of Earthgrafician
    • Blue Origin defines the beginning of space as the Kármán line at an altitude of 62 mi.PioneerDJ303
    • Oh you crazy kids and your semanticsGuyFawkes
    • The news is misled and misleading. They didn't orbit at all, high or otherwise. They just went quite high, then straight back down again. Not space.Nairn
    • The launch looks suspiciously computer generated.palimpsest
    • It's funny to see the comparative media exposure of these bullshit funfair rides compared to the relatively-unreporte... SpaceX 3 day multi orbit jauntNairn
    • THAT was Space. This shit's... well, not, copy-pasting the correct diacritics in Kármán or otherwise.Nairn
    • I see this thing about 5 times a day.CyBrainX
    • So, what qualifies as space, exactly, if it isn't merely leaving the atmosphere? Even low orbit jaunts are not much beyond that.monospaced
    • Also, Shatner wasn't even in this fucking movie franchise. ;)monospaced
    • Where does the atmosphere end, exactly? The Karman line is simply a definition of where it might, but it's not an absolute.
      A neat 100km is ...well, a bit neat.
    • "Going to space" should involve enough energy to free a body from the majority of Earth's gravitational pull beyond a mere ballistic trajectory.Nairn
    • Sure, it's semantics, but these piffling pieces of shit from Bezos and Virgin are mere stunts. They're not in any way related to actual progress in Space.Nairn
    • Glorified carnival rides.palimpsest
    • So, is the moon free from the majority of Earth's gravitational pull? Not being a smartass, but really, where is this point and how do we determine it?monospaced
    • I agree they are mere stunts, but I do see these as significant to the commercialization of space travel.monospaced
    • Even if showing we can get to that point. Like a step 1, step 2 kind of thing. Launch, low orbit stunt, then prolonged orbit, and then travel someday.monospaced
    • Ok, I misspoke, the point of orbiting is to get beyond the point you're going to fall straight back down again, as the moon doesn't.Nairn
    • For someone that grew up sneaking out of bed to watch Star Trek with Capt Kirk, he went to space. Closer than you naysayers have been.lemmy_k
    • Sulu wants a word with you.

      In private.

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