Although it may not be on the USS Enterprise’s deck, “Star Trek” actor William Shatner will finally make his way to the afterlife on Wednesday.
Shatner will be joined by crew members Audrey Powers (crew member), Chris Boshuizen (crew member), and Glen de Vries (crew member). The launch is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET.
Blue Origin’s Launch Site One, in rural West Texas was where the four were to depart Tuesday. But organizers announced Monday that they would not be depart because of high winds. launch delayed.
According to the BBCWednesday’s launch will lift the crew briefly into space and then return to Earth’s atmosphere. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the entire journey which will reach 60 miles above Earth’s surface.
Shatner, at 90 years old, will be the oldest person to travel to space.
“I’ve been hearing about space for a while. I’m going to take the chance to see it for myself. Shatner released a statement calling it “a miracle”. Press release Blue Origin.
Powers is Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations. He has been with Blue Origin since 2013.
“I am so proud and humbled to fly on behalf of Team Blue, and I am excited to continue writing Blue’s human spaceflight history,” Powers said in a press release. “I was part of the amazing effort we put in for New Shepard’s Human Flight Certification Review, a year-long initiative completed in July 2021. As an engineer and lawyer with more than two decades of aerospace experience, I have great confidence in the New Shepard team as well as the vehicle we created.
Blue Origin’s first launch second human flight. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, and aviation pioneer Wally Funk traveled to space with his younger brother, Oliver Daemen, Blue Origin’s first customer.