In Full: Star Trek’s William Shatner blasts into space on Blue Origin rocket


CAPTAIN Kirk is poised to boldly go where no Starfleet captain has gone before – at least in real life.

William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series, will fly to the edge of space on Wednesday on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket.

The 90-year-old will become the world’s oldest astronaut when he lifts off with three other crew members from West Texas for a ten-minute flight.

The trip aboard a willy-shaped rocket called New Shepard is scheduled for 2:30pm UK time (9:30am EST). You can watch it live on YouTube, here.

The spacecraft was built by Blue Origin — the space company founded by Star Trek fan Bezos, the world’s richest man.

The Amazon founder, 57, was launched into space on it in July — but the trip was ridiculed as his vessel resembled a giant penis.

Shatner, who famously said “to boldly go where no man has gone before” at the start of each episode, revealed last week: “I’ve heard about space for a long time now.

“I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”

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  1. No 4K camera on the pad or in the air. No shots inside the capsule. Are they that worried about Shatner’s acting abilities?

  2. I wonder if he saw America shaking with anger because of the Biden Admin, FACT!!! this stunt was paid for by the American taxpayer as a publicity stunt for the Democrats, Shatner is full of Global alarmist B.S Although I did like Star Trek but not enough to listen to B.S FJB!! FJB!! FJB!!

  3. Not sure if you can really call it space when the craft didn’t actually orbit or go through the heat of re-entry, but I’m still happy for Mr Shatner – it sounds perfect that the oldest person ever to brush space is Captain Kirk!

  4. 351,000 feet = 66 miles altitude
    The firmament is 70 miles
    They could not go further lest they hit the dome
    Never entered outer space, never can and never will
    Mark my words

  5. As if a ninety year old body could survive being blasted into space in a rocket! Good grief are we really this gullible?

  6. What does Preston dennet think of this momentous task because I cannot get my head around this xxx Mr shattener God bless you Sir xxxxx

  7. What!!!! you couldn't spend the money on making and rolling out electric solar cars for the whole world…. how about saving this planet before you go and ruin another planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sooooo angry about this farce

  8. Yip Captain Kirk is definitely back in the Nexus again alright and he doesn't want to leave from it that's for sure! Sadly Captain Picard is down in the planet who isn't available to convince Captain Kirk to beam back down to the surface!

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  11. Unnecessary pollution of Earths atmosphere!…..which is only going to be more frequent as selfish millionaires want to joyride above our already struggling world….I'm beginning to despair…

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