“I’ve heard about space for a long time,” Shatner said in a press release. “I am taking this opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”
And it’s been a long time coming.
Shatner has been pretending to be in space since the 1960s, when he played Captain James T. Kirk in the hit television series “Star Trek.” He starred in seven “Star Trek” movies.
He is also the host and executive producer of “The Unexplained” on The History Channel, which explores the inexplicable, including aliens.
The New Shepard NS-18 flight will take off on October 12.
The journey will take 11 minutes and will cross the Karman Line, the internationally recognized boundary of space.