William Shatner, known for space exploration on Star Trek, is blasting off for real. The 90-year-old Captain James T. Kirk is heading to outer space.
Shatner is traveling to space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. The Captain of the USS Enterprise will take his space journey to real life as he hops on board a craft on October 12th. He will take off from West Texas to become a real rocket man.
He will join Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s VP of mission and flight operations. Two other passengers will join them on this trip to outer space. They aren’t expected to be out of Earth’s atmosphere for long, but it will still count as a trip.
The legendary actor made this announcement official as he tweeted out to say, “Yes, it’s true; I’m going to be a ‘rocket man!’”
We’re hoping for a complication-free flight for Shatner and the rest of the crew. Hopefully, this will be a great experience as Captain Kirk finally goes to space.
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