Beam me up! William Shatner is going into SPACE with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin: Legendary Star Trek actor, 90, will become the oldest man ever in space next month
- William Shatner is set to become the oldest man ever in space as part of the second civilian crew to travel with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin
- The 90-year-old actor will take off in the New Shepard capsule in October for a 15-minute civilian flight
- Blue Origin launched their first civilian flight in July launching Bezos and three others into space; Mark Bezos, Oliver Daemen, and Wally Funk
- Daemen, 18, became the youngest person to ever enter space; Funk, 82, became the oldest person to ever enter space
Legendary Star Trek actor William Shatner is set to become the oldest man ever in space as part of the second crew to travel with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.
The 90-year-old actor will take off in the New Shepard capsule in October for a 15-minute civilian flight, according to TMZ.
The Blue Origin flight will be recorded for a documentary that was rejected by Discovery and is now being negotiated by Shatner’s team somewhere else.
DailyMail.com reached out to Shatner’s management and Blue Origin. Neither could confirm the report.
Actor William Shatner, 90, is set to become the oldest man ever in space aboard the second civilian flight from Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin
It is believed that the actor’s spot aboard the spaceship is being comped. His fellow civilian astronauts have not yet been named.
Shatner is best known for his role in the popular 1960’s Star Trek: The Original Series. He played commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise, Captain Kirk, for three seasons.
The show went on to be come a classic with a worldwide fanbase of Trekkies.
Shatner has been criticized for his recent partnership with RT America for his science-themed talk show, I Don’t Understand.
US intelligence agencies have described the Kremlin-backed channel, which is registered with the federal government as a ‘foreign agent’ as ‘Russia’s state-run propaganda machine.’
The Blue Origin New Shepard is scheduled to launch sometime next month
Shatner, right, starred at Captain Kirk in the 1960’s cult classic Star Trek: The Original Series
Bezos launched his first Blue Origin civilian flight on July 20 when he boarded the spacecraft with his brother, Mark Bezos, Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen, and test pilot, Wally Funk.
Funk, became the oldest person to ever fly to space at 82 years old, a record that Shatner is now set to beat.
Daemen’s father, Joes Daemen, who founded private equity firm Somerset Capital Partners, bought Oliver’s seat aboard the flight for over $20 million at auction.
At 18 years old, he became the youngest person, first teenager, and first person born in the 21st century to travel to space.