Blue Origin launch LIVE – William Shatner, 90, takes Jeff Bezos rocket TODAY to become oldest man in space

STAR Trek legend William Shatner is to be launched into space today — and in doing so will 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 12 weeks after Blue Origin’s first-ever crewed launch, which carried to space Jeff Bezos. 

Shatner will blast off with three other crew members at West Texas on October 13 for a ten-minute flight.

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