William Shatner Becomes Oldest Person to Travel to Space Aged 90

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William Shatner, beloved actor and star of Star Trek, has today (10/13) become the oldest person to travel to space.

He made the trip at the age of 90.

The Canadian born actor was part of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin flight, on board the New Shepard NS-18 ship.

Having portrayed Captain Kirk, it only made sense Shatner left Earth…

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He was 1 of 4 on board the flight, but even though the others were qualified astronauts, it felt more fitting that the Star Trek legend was there.

He was emotional upon landing back on familiar ground.

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The ninety-year-old actor was visibly overcome with emotion when leaving the rocket.

“Everybody in the world needs to do this. Everybody in the world needs to see,” he said to Bezos.