Re: So is anyone worried about 90 year old Shatner taking 5 G's on Tuesday?

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Lynn McGuire

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Oct 10, 2021, 3:49:49 PMOct 10
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On 10/9/2021 11:51 AM, Jonathan wrote:
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> The oldest astronaut to date was 82, Wally Funk, but
> she was one of the original Mercury 13 astronauts
> and a long time flight instructor and was no doubt
> better conditioned and trained then Shatner.
>
> The previous record was by John Glenn at 77.
> Before that veteran astronaut Story Musgrave at 61.
>
> Gotta hand it to Bill, he's going 'where no man
> has gone before'~
>
> Maybe that was his #1 on his bucket list?
...

The following short story seems appropriate. "Requiem" by Robert Heinlein.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requiem_(short_story)
and

https://archive.org/details/Astounding_v24n05_1940-01_dtsg0318/page/n79/mode/2up?view=theater

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