William Shatner, 90, is headed to space

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin announced Monday that 90-year-old actor William Shatner will be on the next Blue Origin flight and Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s vice president of mission and flight operations, Chris Boshuizen, and Glenn de Vries.

The New Shepard NS-18 flight will take off on 12 October. The journey will take 11 minutes and will cross the Karman Line, the internationally recognized boundary of space.

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“I’ve heard about space for a long time,” Shatner said in a press release. “I am taking this opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”

And it’s been a long time coming. Shatner has been pretending to be in space since the 1960s, when he played Captain James T. Kirk in the hit television series “Star Trek.” He starred in seven “Star Trek” movies.

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He is also the host and executive producer of “The Unexplained” on The History Channel, which explores the inexplicable, including aliens.

The announcement comes less than a week after a group of 21 current and former employees at Blue Origin co-signed an essay described as a toxic workplace where “professional dissent” is “actively involved”. suppressed”, and some male leaders regularly engage in sexist behavior.

In a statement, Blue Origin said it “has no tolerance for discrimination or harassment of any kind. We provide a range of avenues, including a 24/7 anonymous hotline for employees, and promptly investigate any new claims of misconduct.” will do.” The company did not respond to requests for comment about the specific allegations in the essay.

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