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Star Trek actor really goes into space

The trip will take place on Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule

Actor William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the television series "Star Trek", may soon fly into space for real. To give him this possibility would be Blue Origin, the aerospace company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which made the first human flight on July 20th. New Shepard's new mission is scheduled for October 12th.

Blue Origin announced there will be four astronauts on board, but revealed only two names yesterday: former Nasa engineer Chris Boshuizen and Medidata-Dassault Systems president Glen de Vries. Waiting for the announcement of the other two participants which will take place in the next few days, the US site "Tmz" has revealed that the actor could be part of the crew.

Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule will perform a civilian flight lasting approximately 15 minutes. The launch should be filmed to make a documentary. The 90-year-old actor could become the oldest man to travel to space.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency