William Shatner: Superstar Trek actor, 90, to blast off into house subsequent week

After many years taking part in Captain Kirk in Superstar Trek, it is William Shatner’s flip to boldly cross the place no guy has long gone sooner than.

In a vintage case of existence imitating artwork, the mythical actor goes to be beamed into house on a project subsequent Tuesday.

The 90-year-old will turn out to be the oldest individual to ever cross into house – gratifying a lifelong dream within the procedure.

William Shatner – pictured right here in 1988 – performed Superstar Trek’s Captain Kirk for many years. Pic: AP

He stated: “I have heard about house for a very long time now. I am taking the chance to peer it for myself. What a miracle.”

Whilst Spock and Leonard McCoy would possibly not be by way of his facet for the voyage, Shatner may have 3 crewmates to stay him corporate on Blue Foundation’s NS-18 spacecraft.

He will be joined by way of Audrey Powers, who has performed an instrumental function within the years-long procedure to get the New Shepard rocket cleared for human flight.

She prior to now served as a flight controller for NASA, and gathered 2,000 hours of console time in project regulate for the Global House Station programme.

Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries – two paying shoppers – can also be onboard for the epic voyage.

They are going to blast off from West Texas and their adventure will ultimate for 10 mins, achieving a peak of 66 miles (106km).

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Highlights from Bezos’ voyage into house

Blue Foundation is an area shuttle corporate introduced by way of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and this newest adventure comes 3 months after its a success first human flight.

Bezos was once joined by way of his more youthful brother Mark, along 82-year-old aviation pioneer Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen, Blue Foundation’s first buyer.

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Jeff Bezos choices Wally Funk to sign up for him in house

In different information, a stratospheric ballooning corporate has introduced that it plans to take folks to the brink of house – travelling to an altitude of 30,000m (100,000ft) in an revel in that may last as long as 12 hours.

Global View’s flights are set to start out in 2024 – and whilst costs are available at $50,000 (£36,704) a seat, the corporate argues that is nonetheless a lot inexpensive than what is on be offering from the likes of SpaceX and Blue Foundation.


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