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Twin Cities 'Star Trek' fan says actor William Shatner going into space is an inspiration

Joe Mazan
Updated: October 13, 2021 06:40 PM
Created: October 13, 2021 05:20 PM

One of the world's most prominent sci-fi figures blasted into space Wednesday.

Actor William Shatner — known to "Star Trek" fans as Captain Kirk — took a ride on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket, becoming the oldest man in space at the age of 90.

Mary Pucel of St. Anthony is the president of a Minnesota "Star Trek" fan club.

Pucel has met Shatner several times over the years. Pucel believes what Shatner is accomplishing at his age can be an inspiration.  


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