Blue Origin's rocket New Shepard blasts off carrying Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, on billionaire Jeff Bezos's company's second suborbital tourism flight as part of a four-person crew near Van Horn, Texas, U.S., October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake SPACE-EXPLORATION/BLUEORIGIN | MIKE BLAKE
As the 60-foot tall rocket thundered the launch site one in Texas, four passengers strapped in the capsule waited with bated breath for the first glimpse of the big blue marble. Onboard was a man who had lived this moment hundreds of times, over four decades, but only on the big screen. This afternoon, William Shatner helped Captain Kirk conquer the final frontier - Space.