Star Trek legend William Shatner was scheduled to travel to space on Tuesday at the age of 90, but his flight was delayed by one day. Space company Blue Origin, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, made the decision because strong winds are expected on Tuesday in West Texas, where the rocket will be launched.
Therefore, “Captain Kirk” has to wait another day before he can call himself the greatest man to have ever traveled in space. The Blue Origin cruise will take him to the edge of the atmosphere, where Shatner will be weightless for a few minutes before returning to Earth.
This is Blue Origin’s second spaceflight. Bezos himself went on his first space flight in July. His traveling companions were his brother (making them the first brothers to come together in space), 82-year-old Wally Funk (currently the oldest human in space ever) and 18-year-old Dutchman Oliver Daemen (the youngest human ever to be in space). The space).
Shatner’s breakthrough came in the 1960s when Captain James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, was on the original Star Trek series. He returned to the role several times after that, including in the 1980s film series.
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