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Blue Origin confirms Star Trek’s William Shatner will fly to space

William Shatner participates in the 'William Shatner Spotlight' panel at C2E2 at McCormick Place, on Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Chicago. (Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
William Shatner participates in the 'William Shatner Spotlight' panel at C2E2 at McCormick Place, on Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Chicago. (Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

Blue Origin confirms William Shatner, who starred as Captain James Kirk in the original Star Trek series, will fly aboard the company’s next crewed rocket on October 12.

The company also announces the identity of the remaining passenger, Audrey Powers, the company’s vice president of mission and flight operations.

They will join Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, a co-founder of clinical research platform Medidata Solutions, on the sub-orbital flight.

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