William Shatner launched to space this morning

Captain Kirk took a brief trip to space this morning. William Shatner, 90, lifted off aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket along with crewmates Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, and Audrey Powers. "It's indescribable," Shatner said upon landing. From the New York Times:

Blue Origin says the crew's capsule reached a peak altitude of 65.8 miles after ascending atop New Shepard at speeds of up to 2,235 miles per hour. In all, the mission lasted 10 minutes and 17 seconds.

"I'm so filled with emotion with what just happened," Mr. Shatner said to [Blue Origin founder Jeff] Bezos on the ground, breaking into tears. "I hope I never recover from this," he added.

"William Shatner Awaits Launch to Edge of Space in Blue Origin Rocket" (New York Times)