“Star Trek” actor William Shatner, 90, will be launched into space today on a Blue Origin flight alongside Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s vice president of mission and flight operations, Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries.
“I’ve heard about space for a long time now,” Shatner said in a press release. “I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”
And it has been a long time coming.
Shatner has been pretending to live in space since the 1960s, when he played Captain James T. Kirk on the hit television series “Star Trek.” He went on to star in seven “Star Trek” films.
He’s also the host and executive producer of “The UnXplained” on The History Channel, which explores the inexplicable, including aliens.