Beloved Hollywood icon William Shatner made history earlier today when he journeyed into space aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard Rocket. The highly anticipated event saw Star Trek's famed Captain Kirk join three other individuals who participated in the private company's second such mission. The flight reportedly lasted approximately ten minutes and allowed the crew to experience around four minutes of weightlessness before the craft safely landed back on Earth. By reaching an altitude of 66 miles, which crossed the official barrier of space, the 90-year-old actor is now the oldest person ever to pull off such a remarkable feat.
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