William Shatner on travelling to space: 'It was an enormous moment'

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"Weightlessness... no description can equal this," William Shatner can be heard saying as he floats in space.

The Star Trek actor became the oldest person to travel to space on Wednesday when he went on a suborbital trip aboard a Blue Origin rocketship on Wednesday.

The 90-year-old and three other passengers journeyed roughly for 10 minutes to the edge of space.

READ MORE | Star Trek's William Shatner becomes world's oldest space traveller

Shortly after the mission, the company posted a highlight video of William's reaction to floating in space.


On Thursday, the Boston Legal actor appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he shared what the experience was like.

"It was an enormous moment for me. The whole fact of going into space and seeing what very few people have seen, there's no frame of reference.

"The message is we all need we all need a wakeup call, every so often in our lives, your life is threatened… And all of a sudden, you look at your life, you say, 'Wait a minute. What's important here?"


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