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Beam me up Jeffy! William Shatner Is Heading To Space

Star Trek actor William Shatner will launch into space on Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin Rocket.

The Emmy Award-winning actor, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, will be flown into space on the New Shepard NS-18 rocket, making him the oldest person in history to do it at the age of 90.

Impressive effort. My grandma is 90 and amazes people when she gets a taxi to the local supermarket and the closest thing to space there is the galaxy chocolate bar.

He might be the oldest person to ever go to space but after his years playing Captain Kirk it seems quite fitting it be him – at least he knows all the alien lingo.

Bezos is a major fan of the sci-fi series and even had an appearance in the 2016 film Star Trek Beyond as a high-ranking alien – a role he has been method acting for years.

Bezos has taken his love for the show one step further and invited Shatner to fly as a guest of his rocket firm.

I personally was first introduced to William Shatner when he covered the band Pulp’s song ‘Common People'. I think it’s fair to say he relates less to the common man and more to the rich girl in the lyrics these days.

Shatner seems excited to compare his years of work to the real deal.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Shatner stated “I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”

The actor will be accompanied by three others: Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission and Flight Operation, along with crew members Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries.

The trip is scheduled to launch from Launch Site One in West Texas on October 12th, and it is expected to take 11 minutes to fly past the Kármán Line, the internationally recognized space border.

Blue Origin will record the event and make it available to spectators via a live stream feed that will go live on their website on October 12 at 8 a.m. ET.