Science fiction will soon become reality, as William Shatner is scheduled to launch on the next crewed spaceflight of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Blue Origin plans to fly the Canadian actor, who famously played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek television series, as one of the passengers on the company’s New Shepard rocket.
The launch is planned for Oct. 12. Blue Origin’s vice president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers is joining the flight, with the crew of four rounded out by the previously announced members Planet Labs co-founder Chris Boshuizen and Medidata co-founder Glen de Vries.
Read the full article. Rumors about Statner joining the Blue Origin crew first appeared on Friday.
Shatner, at 90, will become the oldest person to fly into space – topping the record set by 82-year-old Wally Funk during Blue Origin’s first crewed New Shepard spaceflight.https://t.co/Gcco3uqkyg
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