Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight company, is preparing to launch a rocket and capsule Wednesday with a very special guest on board.
More than 50 years after he starred as Captain James T. Kirk in the original series of “Star Trek,” 90-year-old actor William Shatner will make a real trip to the edge of space.
Bill, Audrey, Chris, Glen — you’re about to share an experience that will forever change how you view the world. Godspeed. This is how it starts. 🚀 pic.twitter.com/sOaS7YVBuY
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 13, 2021
If successful, the mission will make Shatner the oldest person to reach space, NBC News reports.
“I’ve heard about space for a long time now,” he said in a statement earlier this month. “I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”
Shatner and three other crew members will ride Blue Origin’s New Shepard …