Watch live: William Shatner launches to edge of space on Blue Origin’s second human flight

William Shatner became the oldest person ever to reach the edge of space on Wednesday, when the 90-year-old “Star Trek” star and three others blasted off on Blue Origin’s New Shepard 4 for the commercial spaceflight company’s second human flight.The voyage was initially scheduled for Tuesday, but high winds near the launch site in Van Horn, Texas, prompted Blue Origin to push it back a day.Who flew with Shatner?Shatner was joined by three other passengers: Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s vice president of mission and flight operations; Glen de Vries, a co-founder of the medical research platform Medidata Solutions; and Chris Boshuizen, a NASA researcher turned tech entrepreneur.Boshuizen and de Vries paid for their tickets, which reportedly cost more than $250,000 …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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