Bill Russell, one of the greatest basketball players ever desires to take a space trip just like his friend Jeff Bezos.
It looks like being the major force in winning 11-NBA Banners didn’t take Bill Russell’s name as high as he wanted. The Boston Celtics legend’s ambitions of flying high are not limited to the skies, he wants to go beyond.
The 11-time All-Star recently shared his desire to go the space like William Shatner. The Canadian movie star who was recently sent to the space by Jeff Bezos.
There are 4 people on this crew including the “Star Trek” star Shatner. Blue Origin VP of mission and flight operations – Audrey Powers, is on board. Planet Labs co-founder Chris Boshuizen and Medidata co-founder Glen de Vries are co-passengers on this mission.
Bill Russell urged Jeff Bezos to consider him for the next space trip
Earlier this year, Blue Origin founder Bezos flew on the company’s first crewed spaceflight in July. This mission marked his company’s entrance into the sector of suborbital tourism. This is a segment where it competes with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the original “Star Trek” television series, is now the oldest person to fly into space, at 90.
An emotional William Shatner, moments after returning from space, tells Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos about his experience:
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William Bill Russell described himself being a huge Star Trek fan. He says his counterpart William Shatner is a hero for really going into space and making his fellow Bills more proud. Russell at 87, also wishes to be considered to go to the space.
WOW!!! Amazing! Hey @JeffBezos & @blueorigin Sign me up. As a huge Trekkie (6’9) this is a dream come true & a big Congratulations to #CaptainKirk @WilliamShatner you made the Bill’s proud today! @MSNBC @NBA #StarTrek for real #beammeupjeff #wednesdaythought pic.twitter.com/fw7ak4QjHl
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) October 13, 2021
Bezos said that Blue Origin has sold nearly $100 million worth of tickets to future passengers, the company has not disclosed the price of each seat.
If Bezos does consider Celtics Legend’s candidature, he’d be the tallest guy to ever go to the space if not the oldest.