Actor William Shatner spoke at the "William Shatner” panel at the 17th annual Star Trek convention held at Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on August 4, 2018.
Science fiction will soon be a reality as William Shatner will launch on the next crewed Spaceflight of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.
Blue Origin will fly Captain Kirk, a Canadian actor, as one of its passengers aboard the New Shepard rocket.
The launch date is Oct. 12. Blue Origin's vice-president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers will join the flight. The crew of four will also be joined by Glen de Vries, co-founder Medidata and Chris Boshuizen, previously announced members of Planet Labs.
Blue Origin will broadcast the mission live via webcast, called NS-18. Coverage is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. ET. ET on October 12.