William Shatner in Outer Space – Did you know?

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William Shatner, age 90, has become the oldest man to fly in space! Shatner, known as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series, will soon climb aboard the Blue Origin’s New Shepard for this exciting voyage. Did you know? More fascinating facts –

  • The flight was originally scheduled for Tuesday
  • High winds near the launch site in Van Horn, Texas pushed the space flight back a day
  • Blue Origin developed the rocket and capsule
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos founded the private spaceflight company
  • Shatner is famous for saying, “Beam me up Scotty!”

Homeschoolers: sketch/color an illustration. Theme: Discovering strange new worlds. Finish this sentence: Outer space is…. Read the story called The Flying Trunk in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures. Write about your dream flight.

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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