William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

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Star Trek actor, 90, made a real-life leap into the stars, as Amazon owner Bezos aims to dominate space tourism industry

The Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.

The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, was invited by the private space company’s founder and Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos to join three civilian crew mates for the almost 11-minute leap to the stars.

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