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William Shatner: 'I'm Captain Kirk and I'm terrified about going into space!'

Shatner terrified of space

William Shatner is "terrified" about becoming the oldest person in space.

It was confirmed this week that Shatner will be blasting off on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin flight, making him the oldest person to go into space.

In a panel at New York Comic-Con on Thursday, the Star Trek legend admitted he's feeling somewhat nervous about the trip.

"I'm thinking, I'm going up in a rocket and our best guess is it should be fine?" he questioned. "I'm terrified. I'm Captain Kirk, and I'm terrified. I'm not really terrified ... yes I am.

"It comes and goes like a summer cold. I'm planning on putting my nose against the window (once I'm in space) and my only hope is I won't see someone else looking back.

"I don't want to be the oldest guy to go into space," he quipped.

Shatner will be one of four passengers on the flight when it leaves Oct. 12 - two are paying customers and one is a Blue Origin employee, ABC News reports.

Blue Origin's first flight, with Bezos aboard, blasted off in July.

Shatner first played Star Trek's Captain Kirk on TV from 1966-1969. He has reprised the role in several films.



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