The 90-year-old actor will be the oldest man to have ever traveled in space.
Billionaire Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin company had a surprise in store, confirming that actor William Sutner, who played “Captain Kirk” in the original Star Trek, will be on his next “space tourism” mission on October 12.
The flight will take place less than three months after the mission, during which the company carried its first four passengers in space, including its founder Jeff Bezos and 90-year-old actor William Sutner will be the oldest person to have never travel in space.
The flight will take place less than three months after the mission, during which the company transported in space its first four passengers, including its founder Jeff Bezos.
Among the passengers on the New Sheppard rocket will be Chris Bosweizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs, an American private company that photographs the Earth every day in high-resolution satellite imagery.
“This is the achievement of my biggest childhood dream,” he said, according to the press release.
The other happy passenger will be Glenn de Vries, co-founder of Medidata Solutions, a company specializing in pharmaceutical clinical trial tracking software acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 2019.
The takeoff is scheduled to take place from west Texas at 13.30 local time