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October 13, 2021 12:00 pm

Watch William Shatner fly to space on Blue Origins tourist rocket

William Shatner and his fellow passengers pose in their Blue Origin flight suits | Image: Blue Origin

Early Wednesday morning, famed Star Trek actor William Shatner will boldly go where he’s never been before: actual space. Shatner, best known for playing James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, is set to fly to space and back, along with three fellow passengers, aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket out of West Texas.

Today’s flight marks the second crewed flight for the New Shepard, a reusable passenger rocket developed by Blue Origin to take paying customers to the edge of space to experience a few brief moments of weightlessness. The company’s first crewed flight in July famously included Blue Origin’s founder, former Amazon CEO and currently the second richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos.

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