Actor goes into space for mini vacation

An actor who once played spaceship captain has actually been in space now. William Shatner, known as Captain Kirk from StarTrek, went into the sky with a rocket yesterday. The 90-year-old actor is the oldest person to ever be in space.

Heres what the actor looked like in the series. Its about the guy in the middle.

The actor was only very briefly in space. He and the other passengers were weightless for a moment and were back on Earth ten minutes later.

First, only well-trained astronauts and scientists could take a space trip. But since this year, tourists have also been able to board a missile.


A lot of people criticise that. Such a space trip is bad for the environment. Its also only for very rich people. The flight costs hundreds of millions of euros.

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