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Capt. James T. Kirk of “Star Trek” is heading to space next week.

Officials with Blue Origin on Monday announced that actor William Shatner, 90, will launch fly aboard the company’s New Shepard NS-18 on Oct. 12 alongside the company’s vice president of mission and flight operations, Audrey Powers, and crewmates Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries.

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“I’ve heard about space for a long time now,” Shatner, who famously portrayed Capt. Kirk from 1966 to 1969 in the original Star Trek series, in several Star Trek movies between 1979 and 1994 and numerous other times over the course of the franchise’s history, said in a news release. “I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle.”

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Shatner has hosted “The UnXplained” since 2019 on The History Channel, a show that delves into the world’s mysteries, including some that originate from outer space.

The NS-18 is set to lift off at 8:30 a.m. CDT Oct. 12 from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in West Texas.

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Blue Origin launched its first successful human flight in July, sending the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos, into space alongside his brother, Mark Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk and the company’s first customer, Oliver Daemen.

The Blue Origin flight happened days after British billionaire Richard Branson went to space.