“Star Trek” actor William Shatner entered space Wednesday morning with Jeff Bezos’ commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin, a journey that will make the 90-year-old entertainer the oldest person to fly in space.
Shatner and a small crew will launch from West Texas on a New Shepard plane at approximately 10:30 a.m. EST, which fans can live stream.
The flight will bring Shatner and crew to the edge of the atmosphere and return them to Earth in about 10 minutes.
Blue Origin announced that Shatner will travel to space on its second manned flight last week. The flight was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed to Wednesday due to bad weather. While attending ComicCon in New York last week, Shatner said he was “scared” to go to the final frontier. “I don’t want to be known as the oldest person in space. I’m Captain Kirk!” He joked. Bezos and his brother flew into space aboard New Shepard this summer.
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