Tom Hanks brought alive the simulation of a short flight to space on Jimmy Kimmel’s couch on his show. The A list actor said that Jeff Bezos ( Amazon ) had extended an invitation to him to go to space before William Shatner but it came along with a price tag of $28 million.
Hanks shrugged off missing the incident and told the host of the Jimmy Kimmel Live show that he could simulate the experience “right here” on the couch he was sitting on. Hanks then lay back on the couch, shook his body and made noises that imitated the take off.
As the audience roared with laughter, our team couldn’t stop thinking that Hank’s simulation was not only a visual treat and an enjoyable experience but it also had us roaring with laughter while watching it, when compared to the original footage seen from Virgin Galactica or Blue Origin, which looked too similar to what has already been seen on TV, movies and more.
Hanks told Kimmel, “You do that for four minutes, alright. You do that for four minutes and then you get up and you’re floating. You take off your seat belt [and say] ‘whoa, whoa, this is fabulous! Man, ohh what?’ then get back in and another four minutes of [grunting noises],” as reported by the Daily Mail. Hank jokingly added that he didn’t need to spend 28 million bucks to do that.
When Kimmel asked the Toy Story star if he would travel to space for free, he admitted that he would “do it on occasion to experience the joy of pretending I’m a billionaire.”
When Tom Hanks had declined Jeff Bezos’ pricey invitation to travel to space for less than a quarter of an hour, Blue Origin invited 90-year old William Shatner, well known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek to go to space on their spacecraft. According to the Wall Street Journal, Shatner did not pay for the ride and also became the oldest person to go to space.
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