Star Trek’s William Shatner on his plan to boldly go into space

Star Trek actor William Shatner has explained why he wants to go into space as part of a four-man crew aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Blue Origin company has postponed the launch of its New Shepard craft to Wednesday due to strong winds. It is set to become the rocket’s second human spaceflight.

William Shatner, 90, is joined by Audrey Powers, vice president of mission and air operations, former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen and health care entrepreneur Glen De Vries.

The actor, who played Captain James T Kirk in the original Star Trek TV series and a series of movies, told This Morning on CBS why he wanted to be part of the new company.

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