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William Shatner Blue Origin launch LIVE – Watch as Star Trek actor, 90, heads to space on Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard rocket

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STAR Trek legend William Shatner is to be launched into space in around 25 minutes time to become the world’s oldest astronaut.

The 90-year-old, who played Captain James T Kirk in the sci-fi series said: “I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”

The Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket mission comes just 12 weeks after Blue Origin’s first-ever crewed launch, which carried Amazon chief Jeff Bezos into space. 

Today’s launch has been delayed by wind for more than 24 hours but is currently scheduled to happen at 3.30pm UK time (10.30am EST).

Read our William Shatner Blue Origin live blog for live updates…

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