Star Trek actor William Shatner has develop into the oldest particular person to succeed in house.
The 90-year-old blasted off from Texas at 3.50pm UK time on a Blue Origin rocket – the house firm owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Shatner, who performed Captain Kirk within the authentic Star Trek sequence, is spending a number of minutes in a suborbital flight alongside three others.
Earlier than the launch, Shatner admitted he was a “little frightened”.
Dwell – Shatner blasts to fringe of house on Amazon founder’s rocket
The 18-metre New Shepard rocket despatched the quartet above the internationally-recognised boundary of house often called the Karman Line, about 62 miles (100km) up.
Shatner skilled a couple of minutes of weightlessness in his house journey earlier than parachutes delivered the capsule again to Earth.
The others on the flight are NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen, medical analysis entrepreneur Glen de Vries and Blue Origin vp and engineer Audrey Powers
Blue Origin’s reusable rocket system is known as New Shepard, named after the Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard who was the primary American to enter house.
The corporate goals to draw paying prospects in future and had its maiden house tourism flight on 20 July, when Bezos and three others flew to the sting of house.
Different billionaires are additionally competing within the house race, notably Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.