William Shatner Completes Space Flight with Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company blasted William Shatner into space Wednesday afternoon.

Shatner, 90, who played Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek TV series, became the oldest person to go to space.

Shatner and three other passengers launched from a port in West Texas and traveled 66.5 miles (107 kilometers) into the sky. About 10 minutes after liftoff, the astronauts’ capsule parachuted backed to Earth. Bezos opened the hatch and welcomed the astronauts back.

Shatner called the ride a “profound experience.” 

“I hope I never recover from this,” he said after the flight. “I hope that I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it.”

Watch the flight broadcast below.

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