Captain Kirk’s realistic flight into space has been delayed.
But the space company of the founder of Amazon – blue origin – Delayed by 24 hours due to “expected winds”.
When the 90-year-old actor finally takes off from West Texas, he will become the oldest person to ever go into space.
The NS-18 will reach 66 miles (106 km) in altitude, in just a 10-minute flight. It will be a sub-orbital flight, which means the craft will reach outer space, but not space itself.
Shatner seems excited by the possibility, saying, “I’ve been hearing about space for a long time now. I’m taking the opportunity to see for myself. What a miracle.”
While Shatner will be a guest on Blue Origin, the company says it has sold nearly $100m (£73m) in tickets to paying customers.
After a successful trip in July, Bezos said it was “Best day ever”.
Shatner will be part of a crew of four, and he will be joined by Audrey Powers, who was instrumental in the years-long process of getting Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket cleared for human flight.
Also on board will be Chris Buchwezen and Glenn De Vries – two of our Paying customers -.
If Shatner was disappointed by the delay, he could do worse than listen to his fictional successor, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who said, “Things are impossible until they are not.”
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