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In photos: William Shatner launches to space on Blue Origin's New Shepard

See the 'Star Trek' actor reach the final frontier for real.

(Image credit: Blue Origin)

On Oct. 13, 2021, William Shatner went to space.

The iconic "Star Trek" actor and original Captain Kirk launched on a suborbital trip alongside three crewmates on NS-18, the second crewed spaceflight by Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. 

During the launch, Shatner, who is 90, set a new record for the oldest person in space. He launched with Audrey Powers, Blue Origin vice president for mission and flight operations, and two paying passengers: Glen de Vries, vice chair for life sciences and healthcare at the French software company Dassault Systèmes; and Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of the Earth-observation company Planet.

See how their flight happened in photos by clicking the arrows above.

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