Sumary of How to Watch William Shatner Launch to Space on Blue Origin:
- Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin is set to launch William Shatner, the actor known best for his role as Captain James T.
- Kirk in the original “Star Trek,” and three others on a brief journey to the edge of space Wednesday morning.
- It will be the company’s second mission with space tourists on board.
- Launching Mr. Shatner, whose character crisscrossed outer space in the U.S.S. Enterprise for years, could be a moment of symbolism for Blue Origin, one of a handful of billionaire-backed space companies vying to make what once seemed like science fiction into reality by launching wealthy adventure seekers to space and beyond.
- “It looks like there’s a great deal of curiosity in this fictional character, Captain Kirk, going into space,” Mr. Shatner said in a promotional video posted on Twitter by the company.
- Eastern time on Wednesday, and Blue Origin will stream the flight live on its YouTube channel.