‘Star Trek’ star William Shatner blasts into space with Blue Origin

Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space on Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company.The Star Trek hero and three fellow passengers soared an estimated 106 kilometres (66 miles) over the West Texas desert in the fully automated capsule, then safely parachuted back to Earth in a flight of just over 10 minutes.Shatner became the oldest person in space,…


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