According to reports, William Shatner will be heading into space next month, making him the oldest person to venture of the planet. Shatner will be among the next group of civilians to take a 15-minute ride into space on Jeff Bezos New Shepard spacecraft.
There are rumors that a documentary will be filmed of the event, however, Discovery allegedly rejected the concept, and Shatner’s team is now looking for an alternative channel to pick up the project.
While neither Bezos nor Shatner has officially confirmed the flight, Shatner had previously mentioned it during a San Diego ComicCon panel earlier this year.
“There’s a possibility that I’m going to go up for a brief moment and come back down,” he said.
The current record holder for the oldest person in space is 82-year-old aviation pioneer Wally Funk who joined Bezos during Blue Origin’s previous flight in July. If Shatner’s flight does go ahead, Funk’s record will have been broken within a matter of months.