Hollywood’s Captain Kirk became the oldest person to ride a rocket, eclipsing the previous record set by a passenger on a similar jaunt on a Bezos spaceship in July by eight years.
William Shatner's voyage to space will last for about 10 minutes. The flight will take the crew just beyond the Karman Line 100 kilometres above the Earth.
It launched with a five-year mission "to boldly go where no man has gone before," but half a century on, Star Trek has endured beyond even its creator's lifetime.
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