Captain Kirk is set to jet off with Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin on October 12th. The 90-year-old William Shatner, who rose to fame playing the iconic character on the hit TV series Star Trek in the 1960’s, will join a crew that includes Audrey Powers, Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries. He will become the oldest person in space.
“I've heard about space for a long time now,” Shatner said in a press release. “I'm taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”
The flight comes after Blue Origin‘s first human flight on July 20th, which included his brother Mark Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and Blue Origin’s first customer, Oliver Daemen.