William Shatner says space was 'unlike anything I've ever seen'
William Shatner makes history on Blue Origin space flight
Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku says Shatner going to space as the oldest person in history paints a bright future for older space travelers.
William Shatner said space was "unlike anything they described" and "unlike anything I've ever seen" following the success of Blue Origin's NS-18 mission on Wednesday.
"What you have given me is the most profound experience," the 90-year-old actor, best known for his portrayal as Captain James T. Kirk on "Star Trek," told Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos moments after exiting New Shepard's capsule. "I'm so filled with emotion about what just happened. I just I hope I never recover from this. I hope that I can maintain what I feel now — I don’t want to lose it. It’s so much larger than me and life…It has to do with the enormity and the quickness and the suddenness of life and death."
"Everybody in the world needs to do this," he added. "It was so moving."
WILLIAM SHATNER LAUNCHES INTO SPACE ON BLUE ORIGIN ROCKET
Following New Shepard's latest launch, Shatner is officially the oldest person to fly to space.