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William Shatner: 'I shall be entranced by the view of space'

Telegraph, 13 Oct 2021
Three months after billionaire U.S. businessman Jeff Bezos soared into space aboard a rocketship built by his Blue Origin company, the craft is set on Wednesday (October 13) to take another all-civilian crew on a suborbital ride, this time with "Star Trek" actor William Shatner in the lead role.

As one of four passengers selected for the flight, Shatner, at age 90, is poised to become the oldest person ever to venture into space.

"I shall be entranced by the view of space. I want to look at that orb (Earth) and appreciate its beauty and its tenacity is sustaining this life of ours," Shatner said in a video released by Blue Origin ahead of the launch.

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