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Captain Kirk is truly headed to space... at 90.

William Shatner is set to board Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard rocket next month, according to TMZ, becoming the oldest man to ever fly into space. The 15-minute flight, and the run-up to it, are being filmed for a documentary that’s currently being shopped to a number of outlets, with one deal reportedly in negotiations.

It’s unknown who else will be aboard the mission, and it’s unclear how much the Star Trek star had to pay to join the intergalactic crew (the last flight’s final seat went for over $20 million at auction). The rocket was previously launched in July with four passengers, including Bezos and his brother.

Shatner has not been shy about his desire to fly into outer space. In May of last year, he tweeted out a mocked-up image of him in an astronaut suit, encouraging NASA to send him out. “BTW @NASA - just in case; the suit does fit!” he wrote.
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I wonder if he can handle it. It's not like he is 70. He is 90.
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He will need extra strength toupee tape if he is going weightless...nearly lost it all during the underwater scenes of Voyage Home!
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Perhaps he can wave at James Doohan, some of who's remained were sent up into orbit at some point.
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And Gene...maybe Majel as well...whole slew of orbital dusters.
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McAvoy wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:14 am I wonder if he can handle it. It's not like he is 70. He is 90.
Yeah, this. Hoping for the best for him.
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William Shatner will fly to space aboard Blue Origin rocket, on Oct. 12
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Captain Kirk is rocketing into space next week — boldly going where no other sci-fi stars have gone.

Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that “Star Trek” actor William Shatner will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12.

“Yes, it’s true; I’m going to be a ‘rocket man!’” the 90-year-old tweeted. He added: “It’s never too late to experience new things.”

Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is a huge fan of the sci-fi series and even had a cameo as a high-ranking alien in the 2016 film “Star Trek Beyond.” His rocket company invited Shatner to fly as its guest.
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Fingers crossed he doesn't die doing this!

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Given what I've read about Blue Origin recently I hope nothing goes wrong. It seems safety is the lowest thing on their list with beating Musk and Branson top priority.
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He's done it. Up into orbit and back again. He's very impressed. He is also now the record holder for oldest person to go into orbit.
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IanKennedy wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:45 pm He's done it. Up into orbit and back again. He's very impressed. He is also now the record holder for oldest person to go into orbit.
Oh, thank god he made it up and down in one piece!
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indeed.
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