William Shatner, the hero of “Star Trek”, will fly into space with the rocket of Jeff Bezos

He speaks of it as a “miracle”. William Shatner, cult interpreter of Captain Kirk in Star Trek, changes ships and will be part of the crew for the next Blue Origin mission.

“I have been hearing about space for a long time, I take the opportunity to see it with my own eyes”, explains the Canadian actor in the press release from the space company founded by Jeff Bezos. “Yes, that’s right. I’m going to be a rocket man”, added on Twitter the one who will become, at 90 years, the oldest person to go to space.

Take-off is scheduled for October 12 at 1:30 p.m. KST from West Texas. William Shatner will board the New Shepard rocket, which made its maiden flight less than three months ago with four passengers on board, including the former boss of Amazon.

AFP specifies that the actor will be accompanied in the air by the vice-president of Blue Origin, Audrey Powers, by Chris Boshuizen, former engineer of NASA and co-founder of Planet Labs, an American company which photographs the Earth every day in high definition. using satellites, and Glen de Vries, co-founder of Medidata Solutions, a company specializing in clinical trial monitoring software for the pharmaceutical industry and acquired in 2019 by Dassault Systèmes.

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