- Liftoff expected at 3: 30pm BST
It’s one little step for man, one massive jump for rising outdated television sci-fi stars.
In lower than an hour, William Shatner will leer to compose history as the oldest ever particular person to head to space. The 90-12 months-ragged actor, who starred as Captain James T Kirk in Well-known particular person Mosey, is on account of blast off to the last frontier.
Sooner than the mission, Mr Shatner, favorite for his Well-known particular person Mosey catchphrase “Beam me up, Scotty,” admitted: “I’m afraid. “I know! I’m Captain bloody Kirk and I’m afraid!”
The actor added: “I’m thrilled and anxious, and reasonably nervous and reasonably scared, about this complete contemporary gallop. I concept to be trying out the window with my nose pressed in opposition to [the] window.
“I recede to leer the vastness of space and the extra special miracle of our Earth and how fragile it is compared to the forces at work within the universe.”
Mr Shatner said he expected the expertise to be “life altering” and to give a remove to his perception that participants ought to mute treat the planet larger.
He said: “We’re vomiting and puking on [the Earth]…we’ve obtained to stop of us, we’ve if reality be told obtained to stop.”