William Shatner is Going to Space
In what is one small step for man and one giant leap for Star Trek's fandom – and well, avid users of Priceline – it seems that life will imitate art after all – the 90-year-old actor behind Captain James T. Kirk, William Shatner, is getting shot into space. Nearly three months after (allegedly) badly botox-ed space cowboy Jeff Bezos took a joyride throughout the lowest rung of space in July, the Amazon founder is back, spending his billions on a return trip for two paying customers – and Star Trek's Shatner.
Scheduled to take off on October 12, the trip marks the second manned mission of Blue Origin's
dick-shaped research rocket, New Shepherd, and also a record-breaking trip. Shatner will be the oldest person to ever travel to space, breaking a record created by 82-year-old Wally Funk who rode on the company's first launch earlier in the summer.
"I’ve heard about space for a long time now,” the star said in a statement “I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”
Well, amid all the trials and tribulations we've collectively faced over the past nearly two years, it's reassuring to know the billionaires of the world are hard at work solving the important issues – namely, the number of old people who have traveled to space.