Star Trek acting legend William Shatner is set to become a real-life Captain James T. Kirk after landing a spot on Jeff Bezos’ rocket ship into space.
Although he won’t be boldly going where no man has been before after the billionaire already ventured into the final frontier, the actor will become the oldest ever astronaut.
A source revealed to the Daily Star: “They are few more famous spacemen than James T. Kirk so it is only fitting William is to finally make it into space.
“Rumours are that Jeff has given a seat to William for free despite others paying millions to venture into space,” they added.
The 90-year-old is slated to join the second crew to take the space flight in the New Shepard capsule next month.
According to reports, Shatner accepted a seat on the civil flight of 15 minutes as part of a documentary.
It is not known yet who will be accompanying the famed actor on this flight.
Shatner became a cultural icon worldwide for his portrayal as Captain James T. Kirk, the USS Enterprise.
He landed the big role in 1966 last playing the famous space explorer during the opening of the 85th Academy Awards in 2013.
Shatner was also the starring actor in the role of T. J. Hooker the police officer. This role lasted from 1982 to 1986.
Bezos (57) completed his historic mission to space in July. This ensured a same-day delivery for the world’s oldest and youngest astronauts.
Blue Origin, the planet’s richest human, made it clear that tickets were now available for sale shortly after landing at Launch Site One in West Texas.
His rocket, New Shepard, soared higher than billionaire space race winner Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, reaching more than 66 miles above the Earth.
His brother Mark, 53-year-old test pilot Wally Funk, and Oliver Daemon, a Dutch teenager physics student, were also on the flight.
Funk was 82 years old and became the oldest person ever to reach space. Daemon, his multimillionaire father, was 18 years old.