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Blue Origin will launch 90-year-old Star Trek actor William Shatner into space on October 11, 2021

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Blue Origin will launch 90-year-old Star Trek actor William Shatner into space on October 11, 2021

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Blue Origin is preparing to launch William Shatner into space on its New Shepard rocket today.

NS star trek The actor will boldly go where no 90-year-old has gone before, becoming the oldest person to fly in space.

The New Shepard NS-18 flight was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was delayed due to windy weather at the Texas launch site.

Lift-off has been rescheduled for 8.30 a.m. CDT (2.30 a.m. BST), with a live stream of the mission starting 90 minutes before launch.

Accompanying Shatner on the flight are Blue Origin Vice President Audrey Powers, former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen and Medidata CEO Glen de Vries. It comes less than three months after Jeff Bezos made the 11-minute journey aboard a New Shepard rocket for the first time.

We’ll have all the latest updates from the launch in our live blog below, as well as the event’s live stream on this page.

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Hello and welcome…

To independent Live coverage of today’s Blue Origin launch from Texas.

This is the second crewed launch of the New Shepard rocket to date, less than three months after Jeff Bezos made the same 11-minute journey.

The most notable passenger on today’s flight is a 90-year-old star trek Star William Shatner, who, if all goes well, will become the oldest person to reach space.

Last week he said he was “intimidated” to go to space, and had to wait an extra day for the launch due to bad weather.

Lift-off is scheduled for 8.30 a.m. CDT (2.30 a.m. BST) — about six hours from now — and we’ll be bringing all the latest news and updates from Texas here.

Anthony Cuthbertson13 October 2021 08:14

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