At 90, the “Star Trek” star is preparing to conquer space

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After decades of playing the main character on the Star Trek TV series, actor William Shatner is preparing for a space travel.

Currently, the 90-year-old star who gave life to the famous Interstellar Adventures Captain James Kirk will participate in the second space mission of the New Shepard Blue Origin rocket, according to TMZ portal.

“We’ve been told that, in October, Shatner will be on a 15-minute civilian flight, similar to the last launch. What we don’t know, but it will be cool, is whether he’ll dress up as Captain Kirk.” subscriber TMZ in a playful way.

On July 20, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, took part in the first flight of Blue Origin, his space exploration company. in a Historic Journey Which was the beginning of the commercial operation of the company, Bezos, his brother Mike, participated in the American pilot Mary Wally Funk and student Oliver Damon.

If he becomes part of the second crew of the New Shepard capsule, he will be Shatner The oldest person to travel to space. Nowadays, this surname belongs specifically to Mary Wally Funk, who was 82 at the time of his last space mission.

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According to TMZ, although this information has not been confirmed, there are rumors among insiders that Shatner’s trip could turn into documentary film.

At the moment, it is unknown who the other mission crew members will be.

It is also not known how much the star will have to pay to get his seat on the rocket, but it is believed that he can fly for free, as an initiative by Bezos to promote his commercial spaceflight. On Blue Origin’s first flight, the last seat was auctioned by Daemen for more than 20 million dollars.

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Shatner played the captain of the Enterprise in the franchise Star Trek From 1966 to 1969. When it first aired, the science fiction television series did not have much success, the reason for its cancellation, after three seasons. The show gained immense popularity just years later, making the Canadian actor a cultural icon on a global scale.

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