Captain Kirk finally travels to space: when fiction catches up with reality



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The 90-year-old Captain Kirk, from the very famous Star Trek saga, actually took a trip to space on Wednesday, October 13. The actor is one of the privileged four who embarked for the second takeoff of the rocket of billionaire Jeff Bezos.

After a ten minute flight, with only three minutes in space, William Shatner aka Captain Kirk emerges from the capsule acclaimed by a few people. With his 90 years, the latter is the oldest man to have joined space. It is the memory of a cult series that resurfaces. Indeed, in the Star Trek saga, he is captain of a spaceship for 79 episodes and seven films. 60 years later, fiction has caught up with reality.

“I wish I could say I was the oldest person to be in space. That you could say ‘this is the oldest guy to be in space’. I want to have the vision, I want to have space. I want to see the earth and what we need to do to save it “exclaims the actor. At a speed of 3,500 km / h, four of them embarked on a journey that will, certainly forever, be etched in the memory of the unforgettable Captain Kirk.

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