Actor William Shatner, 90, became the oldest person to travel to space after Wednesday's successful launch of Blue Origin — and the internet loved it.
The flight only lasted about 10 minutes, but that short time still gave social media users a heyday with the "Star Trek" star.
Here are the five best Shatner-in-space memes.
When fans discovered Shatner was going to space, they called for a "Planet of the Apes" prank, which founder Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosShatner pushes back on Prince William over space flight comments Shatner says he was struck by 'fragility of this planet' on trip to space Prince William urges focus on saving planet instead of space travel MORE said he was all for.
I’m game. https://t.co/JVbuGzztje— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 11, 2021
Shatner finally lived out his Rocket Man dream, for real this time.
And now, at last, William Shatner truly is the goddamn Rocket Man. pic.twitter.com/QTWCqsFadO— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) October 13, 2021
The actor notably got a tad emotional upon landing, describing it as the "most profound experience I can imagine."
“The covering of blue is the sheet, this blanket, this comforter that we have around us. And we think, 'Oh, that’s blue sky' ... and all of a sudden, you whip the sheet off you when you’re asleep, and you’re looking into blackness, into black ugliness,” he said.
I love the difference in reaction between William Shatner and the other astronauts returning from space today.— LGR (@lazygamereviews) October 13, 2021
Other astronauts: woooooo, space baby yeah!!!
Shatner: I'VE SEEN DEATH
Shatner was still reveling about his time in space while everyone else involved seemed more excited to pop some bubbly.
(Astronaut) @WilliamShatner is understandably affected, going deep with his feelings:”Everybody in the world needs to do this…the comforter of blue down there…black above and there is Mother Earth…is that what death is like?”— Michael Seeley (@Mike_Seeley) October 13, 2021
Everyone else there: *sprays champagne* pic.twitter.com/NrIUoXKcVy
And lastly, the surprise addition to the Shatner crew: