Blue Origin announced on Sunday that it was delaying an upcoming flight to take actor William Shatner into space due to anticipated winds.
Capt. James D. on the classic TV series “Star Trek”. Shatner, who starred for Kirk, is set to be the first member of the cast of the iconic show to reach the final frontier as a guest on the Blue Origin Surface Rocket.
The flight that will make his history is scheduled for October 12th.
But “due to the winds forecast for Tuesday, October 12th, Blue Origin’s mission task force has decided to delay the launch of NS – 18 and is now targeting Wednesday, October 13th,” a spokesman said in a statement.
The new flight is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT).
The 90-year-old Shatner will be the oldest person to go into space.
His voyage will take him and the NS-18 rocket crew beyond the 62-mile (100 km) high Kerman line, where they will experience a four-minute weight loss and look out over the planet’s curve.
The decision to invite Blue Origin, one of the most recognizable galaxy-growing characters from science fiction, to its second group aircraft helped maintain the excitement around the new space tourism industry.
For fans, the 10-minute hop to Earth from the West Texas base would be the perfect coda for a pop cultural event that would inspire a generation of astronauts.
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