Every Must-See Photo From William Shatner's Trip to Space

Get an inside look at the Star Trek icon's Blue Origin journey as he heads to space on Oct. 13

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Blue Origin
(L-R) Chris Boshuizen, Audrey Powers, William Shatner and Glen de Vries. Blue Origin

William Shatner is joined by Audrey Powers, Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries as they get ready to board Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin New Shepard vehicle. Shatner's historic flight will make him the oldest person to ever go to space at 90 years old.

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Blue Origin Prepares to Launch William Shatner on New Shepard's 18th Mission
(L-R) Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Audrey Powers and Glen de Vries. Blue Origin/UPI/Shutterstock

Shatner is flying with a crew who have all contributed to space exploration. Chris Boshuizen is a former NASA engineer, Glen de Vries is co-founder of software company Medidata and Audrey Powers is vice president of mission and flight operations at Blue Origin.

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William Shatner's trip to space aboard Blue Origin's Rocket
Blue Origin's space vehicle. CNET Highlights

Blue Origin's rocket is getting ready for flight. Lift-off is expected around 10:39 a.m. ET.

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William Shatner's trip to space aboard Blue Origin's Rocket
Audrey Powers, William Shatner and Glen de Vries. CNET Highlights

Shatner is seen headed to the launch pad before his historic flight.

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William Shatner's trip to space aboard Blue Origin's Rocket
William Shatner walking to the capsule with Jeff Bezos and crew. CNET Highlights

The crew walks toward the shuttle ahead of the launch.

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William Shatner's trip to space aboard Blue Origin's Rocket
Blue Origin launch pad. CNET Highlights

The event, which is taking place in Van Horn, Texas, will be live-streamed on Blue Origin's YouTube channel. Viewers can visit the channel here.

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William Shatner's trip to space aboard Blue Origin's Rocket
CNET Highlights

Shatner and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos chat before the star boards the space shuttle.

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William Shatner's trip to space aboard Blue Origin's Rocket
Blue Origin's capsule with the crew inside. CNET Highlights

The astronauts are seen inside the vessel before they take off. The crew's flight will last just about 11 minutes total.

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