William. Shatner. Will soon. Be. The oldest. Man. Ever. in. space.
Or as the 90-year-old actor puts it, “I don’t want to be known as the oldest guy who went to space — I’m bloody Captain Kirk, for God’s sake!”
The actor, master of the Shatner pause, is indeed best known as Star Trek’s original Captain James T. Kirk. Shatner is set to fly into suborbital space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shephard. Potential astronauts can reserve a future seat here. The price of tickets has not yet been announced (a previous bidder paid $28 million.) However, rumor has it that Captain Kirk got comped.
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