Captain Kirk will have to wait a little longer to go where no old man has gone before.
Blue Origin on Sunday delayed William Shatner’s trip to space this week due to strong winds.
Shatner, 90, who played the iconic captain in the 1960s TV sci-fi cult classic “Star Trek,” will become the oldest person to travel into space, a day later than originally planned. Will explode on Wednesday.
“Due to winds forecast for Tuesday, October 12, Blue Origin’s mission operations team has decided to delay the launch of NS-18 and is now targeted for Wednesday, October 13,” Blue Origin said in a statement.
Shatner will be part of a four-person crew aboard the rocket, Blue Origin’s second manned launch since its successful flight in July.
“So now I can say something,” A post on Shatner’s Twitter account last week said. “Yeah it’s true. I’m going to be a ‘Rocket Man.'”
In a Twitter exchange, actor Jason Alexander, who portrayed George Constanza on the hit comedy series “Seinfeld,” posted a shout out to Shatner.
“@WilliamShatner going to space?” Sikander tweeted. “My man! I guess that means I have to be a marine biologist.”
“It’s never too late to try new things, my friend.” Shatner replied. “Hope you are well.”
Shatner’s flight will last 10 minutes and reach about 66 miles in space, with about four minutes of weightlessness expected.
The venture would also make him the first “Star Trek” cast member to go into space.
Shatner starred in the original “Star Trek” series from 1966 to 1969, the show eventually becoming so wildly popular that it spawned a series of hit films and several successful TV spinoffs.
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