William Shatner Makes History as Oldest Person to Go to Space After Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Launch

By  //  October 13, 2021

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(FOX NEWS) – William Shatner, 90, made history on Wednesday morning aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket as the oldest person to go to space.

The “Star Trek” actor joined the sub-orbital spaceflight company’s vice president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers, vice chair for life sciences and healthcare at the French software company Dassault Systèmes Glen de Vries and co-founder of the Earth-observation company Planet Chris Boshuizen.

The two entrepreneurs had unsuccessfully bid for a seat on the previous flight with Bezos, according to The Associated Press, whereas Shatner was invited as a guest.

The NS-18 mission launched around 10:50 a.m. ET from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in West Texas, and reached altitudes of more than 300,000 feet, experiencing the effects of zero gravity