Hello and welcome to our dwell protection of the most recent Blue Origin expedition to house. I am Marcus Parekh, right here to take you thru William Shatner’s historic flight.
The 90-year-old actor, who starred as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, is because of blast off to the ultimate frontier. He’ll change into the first nonagenarian to achieve the feat as he sits upfront a New Shepard rocket launched by Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin house tourism firm.
At 90, Mr Shatner will cross Wally Funk because the oldest individual to ever journey to the good past. Ms Funk, a former NASA engineer, was 82 years previous when she joined Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin’s first ever flight into house again in July.
He is because of blast off from the Texas desert at 9am native time (3pm UK time) on Wednesday and the flight shall be streamed on-line on the high of this web page.
The journey will final about 10 minutes however he’ll cross the Karman line at 100km (62 miles) up, which is broadly thought to be the beginning of house, and he’ll expertise weightlessness.