Not the fast-paced “Tribes” of a popular “Star Trek” episode, predicting strong winds, will delay 90-year-old actor William Shatner’s first real-life space flight by a day.
This journey will make the legendary actor the oldest person to fly in space, Blue original Said.
The lift from launch site one is currently targeted for CDT / 13:30 UTC at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the firm added.
Mr. Schatner., Who re-created the role of Captain James Tiberius Kirk in the classic TV series and re-enacted it in seven “Star Trek” films, as one of four crew members in the expected 10-minute New Shepard NS18 flight. Has been set.
He is expected to join. Blue originalAudrey Powers, vice president of mission and flight operations, and Chris Boshuizen and Glenn de Vries, staff of the paying customers, were on the flight, which will depart from the firm’s West Texas location.
In a news release from a space firm owned by Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos Schatner. “I’ve been hearing about space for a long time. I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle,” he was quoted as saying.
“I’m going upstairs. I’m scared,” the newspaper account noted. “Captain Kirk is going; where?” Where am i going ” Schatner. Allegedly, a member of the audience shouted, “Space!”
Mr. Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, was a passenger. Blue originalJuly 20 premiere tour. Valley Funk, an 82-year-old aviation pilot who refused to be included in NASA’s astronaut program because of his gender, was also on a flight with the Associated Press, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and Mr. Bezos’ brother. Is informed.
Mr. Schatner.The flight will take no more than 10 minutes and reach an altitude of 66 miles above the ground.