Space flight postponed by William Shatner

Captain Kirk has to wait a little longer before “beaming” into infinity: The flight into space planned for the coming week by “Star Trek” actor William Shatner has been postponed for one day. The reason for the original launch date on Tuesday was the wind forecast, said the space company Blue Origin on Sunday. Therefore, the rocket with Shatner on board should now take off on Wednesday.

Shatner played in the first season of the cult series “Star Trek” from 1966 the “Spaceship Enterprise” captain James T. Kirk. During his flight on the rocket of the space company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the 90-year-old becomes the oldest person to have ever flew into space.

The Blue Origin flight will take him to the Kármán Line, 100 kilometers above sea level, which, according to international definition, marks the boundary to space. There he and the other guests on board the rocket will experience four minutes of weightlessness and take a look at the earth.

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