Blue Origin delays Star Trek-famed William Shatner’s space flight due to bad weather

San Francisco:
Jeff Bezos-owned aerospace company Blue Origin has announced it will delay Tuesday’s flight to send William Shatner. The flight has been postponed due to bad weather.

The flight of the New Shepard spacecraft is now scheduled for 9.30 am (7 pm India time). On Wednesday, Blue Origin’s launch will take place from Site One in Texas.

Due to the winds forecast on Tuesday, October 12, Blue Origin’s mission operations team has decided to delay the launch of NS-18 and will now take place on Wednesday, October 13, a statement on Blue Origin’s website said.

The 90-year-old actor will be accompanied by Audrey Powers, Vice President of Mission and Flight Operations. They will join the company’s second crewed flight.

Shatner will be joined by former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen and Glenn de Vries, co-founder of software company Medidata.

According to, Shatner and his crew will take off three months after Blue Origin’s first crewed flight, which lifted Bezos and three other passengers to an altitude of 107 km in space.

In a statement issued by Blue Origin, Shatner said, “I’ve heard about space for a long time. I am taking this opportunity to see it for myself. what a miracle.

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