Decades after he final performed the function, William Shatner‘s going to grow to be a real-life Captain Kirk … as a result of he will house … on Jeff Bezos‘ rocket ship … TMZ has discovered.
Though he will not be boldly going the place no man’s gone earlier than — as a result of Bezos and his Blue Origin crew already did it — sources with direct information inform TMZ … the 90-year-old actor is slated to be a part of the second crew to take the house flight within the New Shepard capsule. That would make him the oldest individual ever to be launched into house.
We’re instructed Shatner might be on board in October for the 15-minute civilian flight — just like the final launch. What we do not know — BUT WHAT WOULD BE AWESOME — is that if he wears his Capt. Kirk getup.
Our sources say the mission might be filmed for a documentary. We’re instructed Shatner’s folks had been speaking to Discovery in regards to the particular, however that did not materialize … however our sources say Shatner and Co. have taken the challenge elsewhere and are in negotiations.
It’s unclear who might be becoming a member of William on the flight, however they will be part of elite firm as among the first few newbie astronauts in house. You’ll recall, when Bezos went up, up and away in July … he was joined by simply his brother, Mark Bezos, take a look at pilot Wally Funk and up to date HS grad Oliver Daemen.
That crew reached an altitude of 66.5 miles, floated round for a couple of minutes in zero-gravity whereas enjoying with ping pong balls … then made their method again down for secure touchdown.
It’s additionally unclear what Shatner’s paying for his spot onboard New Shepard … our sources imagine he is being comped, which might be a wise transfer for Bezos. You could recall with Blue Origin’s first flight … the ultimate civilian seat went for greater than $20 million at public sale, and was given to Daemen (whose father is tremendous wealthy).