“Starship Enterprise” star flies into space in October
“Starship Enterprise” star William Shatner, also known as Captain Kirk, will officially fly into space in October.
Captain Kirk takes off! The former “Spaceship Enterprise” star William Shatner (90) officially flies into space. Both he and Blue Origin, the space company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (57), confirmed this on Twitter. According to a communication from the company the flight is scheduled to take off on October 12th. “So now I can say it. Yes, it’s true: I’ll be a ‘Rocket Man'”, Shatner is happy in his tweet.
Meanwhile, Blue Origin is writing: “Two incredible and inspiring people will join the NS-18 crew. Actors William Shatner and Audrey Powers, Vice President of Blue Origin.” In addition, the former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen and the entrepreneur Glen de Vries will accompany the two on their flight.
The oldest person in space
Jeff Bezos personally attended Blue Origin’s first manned flight on July 20th. With his spaceship, the “New Shepard”, and three other companions, he took off with a slight delay from the desert in the west of the US state of Texas shortly after 3 p.m. The automated flight took around ten minutes. Also on board were Bezos’ brother Mark (53), the 82-year-old former US pilot Wally Funk and an 18-year-old from the Netherlands. The 90-year-old Shatner will take over from Funk after his trip into space and will be the oldest person who ever flew into space.