William Shatner, 90, becomes oldest person ever to head into space

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William Shatner has become the oldest person ever to head into space. The 90-year-old actor blasted off on Jeff Bezos’s New Shepard NS-18 rocket alongside Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission and Flight Operation, and crew members Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries on Wednesday (13.10.21) from the company’s Launch Site One in Van Horn, Texas. At lift off, Blue Origin launch commentator Jacki Cortese said: “Ladies and gentleman, it is time to launch this rocket. Godspeed New Shepard.” The crew made it up to an altitude of around 66 miles on the suborbital flight, and felt weigh…

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