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That is William Shatner's advice, given this morning in a short video released via twitter.

And it looks like there's a great deal of curiosity about this fictional character, Captain Kirk, going into space, so let's go along with it and enjoy the ride.

It's not a very exciting video really but if you've been following this story you might want to take a look.

A few new images have also been released, including one from NASA Watch with Shatner and his fellow crew in Star Trek uniforms. Links below.

Launch has been delayed half an hour since we last reported on this, to 14:00 UTC / 0:00 AEST / 1:00 AEDT.


Blue Origin [@blueorigin] (October 13, 2021). #NewShepard is go for launch! Twitter.

Blue Origin (October 13, 2021). New Shepard NS-18: Mission Updates. (viewed October 13, 2021)

Blue Origin [@blueorigin] (October 13, 2021). “We are just at the beginning, but how miraculous the beginning is.” @WilliamShatner  is ready to go to space. #NS18. Twitter. [Main image credit: Blue Origin]

Club for the Future [@clubforfuture] (October 13, 2021). Special delivery: #NS18 astronauts put pen to postcard ahead of their flight. When they take to the skies, they’ll boldly go where no mail carrier has gone before. #postcardstospace. Twitter.

Nasa Watch [@NASAWatch] (October 13, 2021). Uh oh. Twitter.