Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is attempting to win the favor of space geeks worldwide by sending Star Trek actor William Shatner to space. As the lead actor for the beloved 60s sci-fi show, Shatner's career has undoubtedly improved the interest around space in general.
However, the great William Shatner rocket launch will now be held later than what was previously announced. As such, fans of Captain Kirk will have to wait just a bit longer to see his actor get blasted into space.
William Shatner’s Blue Origin trip delayed
Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin begrudgingly revealed that the upcoming space trip has been delayed. Originally set for October 12th, the trip will now occur later due to unsatisfactory weather that's expected to occur.
Blue Origin explains that the projected high winds are too dangerous to launch its New Shepard NS-18 rocket. In its statement, the company makes sure readers don't think there's anything else wrong with the rocket. They said: “weather is the only gating factor for the launch window”.
When is William Shatner going to space?
Due to the delay, William Shatner will now be going to space on October 13th. Blue Origin's New Shepard NS-18 rocket will launch at 9:30AM ET from Launch Site One in Texas. Of course, this all depends on whether or not there are anymore delays.
After lift off, Shatner will become the oldest person in space at the age of 90 years old. The Star Trek actor will be joined by former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen and Blue Origin vice president Audrey Powers.