William Shatner (Captain Kirk) becomes the oldest person in space


William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain James T Kirk in “Star Trek,” will head into space. The 90-year-old actor himself confirms the news: I will become a “rocket man”.

Shatner thus becomes the oldest person ever to travel into space. The journey is organized by billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin and the journey itself is similar to the one Bezos himself did in July this year, which lasted about ten minutes. Passengers will be in weightlessness for about four minutes.

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The spaceflight will take place as early as next week, October 12, the New York Times reports.

Postponed with tech CEOs

William Shatner is a legend in sci-fi circles and is associated with the phrase “Beam me up, Scotty” (roughly “Beam me up, Scotty”), an expression that was never expressed verbatim in “Star trek”.

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In addition to William Shatner, Audrey Powers, second chief executive of Blue Origin, and the two outside tech CEOs Glen de Vries and Chris Boshuizen will also be part of the crew.


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