Captain Kirk will be the oldest man launched into space

Star Trek alum William Shatner is making his way to space, and at 90 years old, he will set the record for the oldest person to do so!

…Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin announced the Emmy Award-winning actor will travel on the New Shepard rocket for the NS-18 mission – the historic program’s eighteenth mission…which lifts off from Launch Site One in West Texas on Oct. 12.

According to the official website, the New Shepard seats six astronauts, and since the ship is “fully autonomous,” there is no pilot, making everyone onboard a passenger. The reusable vehicle takes 11-minute flights into space, “designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line — the internationally recognized boundary of space.”

Live long and prosper, Jim!