American News Sep 25, 2021 10:55 PM EST

'Beam me up, Bezos': William Shatner to take flight in Blue Origin's New Shepard

Canadian actor William Shatner, famous for his portrayal of Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, will reportedly be taking flight aboard billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard rocket next month.

'Beam me up, Bezos': William Shatner to take flight in Blue Origin's New Shepard
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Captain Kirk will be blasting off into space, if not on the Enterprise.

Canadian actor William Shatner, famous for his portrayal of Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, will reportedly be taking flight aboard billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard rocket next month, according to TMZ.

Shatner, who turned 90 this year, will become the oldest person ever to travel to space.

While it has not been confirmed, sources told TMZ that the 15-minute civilian flight will be filmed for a documentary. It is unknown whether Shatner will dress as Captain Kirk.

The actor has previously expressed interest in visiting space, such as the time he tagged NASA in a photo of himself wearing a spacesuit, saying "just in case; the suit does fit!"

Jeff Bezos made headlines in July when the New Shepard was first launched. After returning from the nearly 11-minute journey, he reportedly described it as "the best day ever." Over 100,000 people, however, had previously signed a petition with the hope of preventing him from returning to Earth.

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