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Star Trek's Captain Kirk rocketing into space next week

William Shatner
Posted at 8:08 AM, Oct 04, 2021

Star Trek's Captain Kirk is rocketing into space this month.

Actor William Shatner will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12. Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that Shatner will join the flight with three others.

It will be the company's second crew flight to space. Bezos was on the debut crew in July.

At age 90, Shatner will become the oldest person in space. The up-and-down space hop will last 10 minutes and reach no higher than about 66 miles.