Captain Kirk has officially visited space for real.
William shatner, the star behind the beloved Star Trek character, finally made her own trip to the Last Frontier on Wednesday, October 13 after being postponed for a day due to weather conditions. After taking off near Van Horn, Texas, minutes before 11 a.m., Blue Origin’s New Shepard completed the company’s second successful crewed mission to space, carrying Shatner, co-founder of Planet Labs. . Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Medidata Solutions Glen de Vries and Vice President of Mission and Flight Operations at Blue Origin Audrey Powers.
This was not only a milestone for Shatner, but also a historic milestone as the actor is the oldest person to reach space at age 90. While this is an undeniably special moment, it doesn’t look like Shatner has any interest in moving. “The thing I really want to do,” he said previously Today, “came back down.” In just over 10 minutes, the crew returned to Earth in their capsule and Shatner got his wish.