Watch William Shatner Go to Space

Jeff Bezos is launching the original James T. Kirk into the final frontier and you can watch it right here.
October 13, 2021, 1:43pm
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William Shatner, the Canadian actor who played Captain James Tiberius Kirk in Star Trek, will soon go into space. You can watch it right here.

Shatner is hitching a ride on a Blue Origins’ New Shepard rocket courtesy of Jeff Bezos. At 90 years old, he will be the oldest person ever to venture to the stars, a record previously set by aviator Wally Funk during New Shepard’s inaugural human spaceflight this summer. Thankfully, he’s not going very far. Bezos’ dick shaped rocket takes its crew on a suborbital flight that hits a strip of the atmosphere between space and the end of Earth’s sky.

Still, Shatner is worried. “I’m terrified. I’m Captain Kirk, and I’m terrified. I’m not really terrified—yes I am,” he told a New York Comic Con panel on October 7. “It comes and goes like a summer cold. I’m planning on putting my nose against the window, and my only hope is I won’t see someone else looking back.”