Tom Hanks is letting his feelings be known about taking a quick trip to space aboard Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, saying he “ain’t paying 28 million bucks”Fly on the craft Marketwatch reported.
The “Apollo 13”Actor was “Jimmy Kimmel Live”This week, the host asked about a rumor that Bezos offered Hanks to go into space. “Star Trek”Star William Shatner
“Is it true that you were asked to go to space by Jeff Bezos before William Shatner?” Kimmel asked.
“Well, yeah, provided I pay,” Hanks said. “And, you know, it costs like 28 million bucks or something like that. I’m doing good, Jimmy. I’m doing good. But I ain’t paying [28 million] bucks.”
The actor lamented the cost-effective and quick trip.
“You know what, we could simulate the experience of going to space right now,”He made a joke. “It’s about a 12-minute flight, is that about it? We could all do it in our seats right here.”
Hanks was then asked whether he would like to take the ride free of charge. He replied, “I would do it on occasion just in order to experience the joy — pretending I’m a billionaire.”
Blue Origin’s Blue Origin flight made William Shatner (90) the oldest person ever to travel to space.
The flight reached a height of 65.8 mi before it began to descend. The mission lasted 10 minutes and 17 seconds.
Shatner felt overwhelmed when he returned to Earth.
“What you have given me is the most profound experience I can imagine. I am so filled with emotion about what just happened. It’s just extraordinary,”Shatner spoke.