LIVE: Star Trek’s Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) Blasting Into Space

Billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space company confirmed that “Star Trek” actor William Shatner will fly onboard the company’s New Shepard launch vehicle as part of a four-person crew. Blue Origin’s New Shepard’s 18th mission, NS-18, is lifting off carrying four astronauts to space and back, including Dr. Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, Vice-Chair, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Dassault Systèmes and co-founder, Medidata.