Star Trek legend William Shatner's new book reveals how space travel changed him : Consider This from NPR A year ago, William Shatner, the actor who played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series, boarded a Blue Origin rocket ship. At the age of 90, he became the oldest person to fly into space.

We hear from Shatner about "Boldly Go," the book he has since written about how that experience changed his outlook. And we also hear from Frank White, the author and philosopher who coined the term "Overview Effect" to describe experiences like Shatner's.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

For William Shatner, seeing Earth from space was moving and heartbreaking

For William Shatner, seeing Earth from space was moving and heartbreaking

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Last year, Star Trek's William Shatner boarded Blue Origin's New Shepard and became the oldest person to fly into space. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Last year, Star Trek's William Shatner boarded Blue Origin's New Shepard and became the oldest person to fly into space.

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A year ago, William Shatner, the actor who played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series, boarded a Blue Origin rocket ship. At the age of 90, he became the oldest person to fly into space.

We hear from Shatner about "Boldly Go," the book he has since written about how that experience changed his outlook. And we also hear from Frank White, the author and philosopher who coined the term "Overview Effect" to describe experiences like Shatner's.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Ariana Gharib Lee, Elena Burnett and Enrique Rivera. It was edited by William Troop. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.