Update: Capt. Kirk’s William Shatner returns safely from trip to space

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Actor William Shatner successfully played his wildest role yet: riding a rocket into space, courtesy of “Star Trek” fan Jeff Bezos.

Best known for his role as Captain Kirk, the 90-year-old Shatner joined three other passengers for Wednesday morning’s launch from West Texas. He became the oldest person in space. He landed safely with the rest of the crew.

Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, invited Shatner on the brief jaunt to the fringes of the final frontier. It will be Blue Origin’s second passenger flight and should last just 10 minutes, like Bezos’ own spaceflight in July.

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