‘The most profound experience’ – Star Trek’s Shatner, 90, becomes oldest person in space

Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest person to reach space, calling his trip “the most profound experience”.

The 90-year-old blasted off from Texas at 3.49pm UK time on a Blue Origin rocket – the space company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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