Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, has blasted off toward space in a convergence of science fiction and science reality.
He sets out for the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company.
The “Star Trek” hero becomes the oldest person to ride a rocket.
The fully automatic spacecraft is set to reach an altitude of 66 miles over the West Texas desert. The up-and-down flight is set to last about 10 minutes, with Shatner and his three fellow passengers parachuting back to Earth in the capsule.
— CNN (@CNN) October 13, 2021