This is why Tom Hanks rejected Jeff Bezos' offer to go to space
New Delhi : Hollywood actor Tom Hanks recently appeared on a TV show and mentioned that Jeff Bezos had asked him for a flight to space before William Shanter, but joked he would have to pay.
According to Fox News, Hanks appeared on ''Jimmy Kimmel Live!'' where he was asked about rumours that Bezos offered to fly him to space before William Shatner. There, the Hollywood A-lister confirmed the rumour.
"And, you know, it costs, like 28 million bucks or something like that...and I''m doing good, Jimmy...I''m doing good" but he said he isn't going to fork over that amount. Shatner reportedly did not have to pay.
Tom Hanks has played a character of astronaut Jim Lovell in Ron Howard''s 1995 ''Apollo 13''.
Last month, Shatner and three fellow passengers hurtled to an altitude of 66.5 miles over the West Texas desert in the fully automated capsule, then safely parachuted back to Earth. The flight lasted just over 10 minutes. He called it the "most profound experience," explaining "I hope I never recover from this. I hope that I can maintain what I feel now. I don''t want to lose it."