William Shatner will rocket into space today, travelling on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket called New Shepard. The actor will blast off from the Texas desert with three other people. The 90-year-old has said he is looking forward to seeing the Earth from a new perspective.
He then progressed onto films and made his debut in 1958 with The Brothers Karamazov.
From there, the actor landed a role on Alfred Hitchcock Presents in the episode called The Glass Eye.
However, William’s huge break came when he was cast as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, which ran from 1966 to 1960.
He reportedly earned £3,500 an episode for the first season.
In his personal life, William has been married four times, with his most recent divorce finalising last year.
He resides at his long-term home in Studio City, California.
Blue Origin, which made history in 2015 by successfully launching and landing a reusable rocket for the first time, is owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.
How much is the businessman worth?
Jeff is currently one of the richest people in the world, with a staggering net worth of £140.7billion.
Founding Amazon in 1994 out of his garage, he stepped down as CEO to become executive chairman earlier this year.
Jeff owns around £250million worth of property in Beverly Hills and a further £50million in Washington.
When he and long-term wife MacKenzie divorced, she received 20million shares of Amazon and is now one of the richest women in the world.