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William Shatner’s star trek has been briefly postponed.
Blue Origin announced its upcoming space flight was pushed back by one day due to “forecasted winds in West Texas” and will now take place Wednesday morning instead.
The 90-year-old Shatner, who portrayed Captain James T. Kirk on the original “Star Trek” series and numerous movies, will become the oldest person ever to travel to space.
Shatner will be joined on the flight by Aubrey Powers, the vice president of missions and operations for Blue Origin, as well as former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries, who founded the clinical research group Medidata Solutions.
The launch will take place 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday near Van Horn, Texas, with Blue Origin set to share live-streamed video of the event.
“I’ve heard about space for a long time now,” Shatner said in an announcement earlier this month. “I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”
Blue Origin was founded by Jeff Bezos, who was aboard the aerospace company’s first manned space flight in July, reaching an altitude of 66 miles.
The oldest person to travel to space so far is Wally Funk, 82, who was also aboard the flight with Bezos.