“Star Trek” actor William Shatner will finally make it to space with Jeff Bezos’ commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin Wednesday morning, a trip that will make the 90-year-old entertainer the oldest person to ever fly to space.
Actor William Shatner speaks during the Smithsonian Magazine’s 2016 Future Is Here Festival at The … [+] National Press Club in Sidney Harman Hall at the Shakespeare Theatre on April 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Shatner and a small crew will launch aboard the New Shepard aircraft from West Texas at around 10:30 a.m. EST, which fans can stream live.
The flight will bring Shatner and the crew to the edge of the atmosphere and return them back to Earth in about 10 minutes.
Blue Origin announced Shatner would travel to space on their second-ever human flight last week. The flight was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was pushed to Wednesday due to inclement weather. While attending ComicCon in New York last week, Shatner said he was “terrified” of heading to the final frontier. “I don’t want to be known as the oldest guy in space. I’m Captain Kirk!” he joked. Bezos and his brother flew to space on the New Shepard this summer.