• This handout photo released by Blue Origin Media shows the four-member Blue Origin crew (from R) Glen de Vries, Audrey Powers, Canadian actor William Shatner and Chris Boshuizen posing at an undisclosed location on 10 October 2021. Picture: BLUE ORIGIN/AFP

    'Star Trek' star Shatner space-bound with Blue Origin

    The Canadian - who will forever be known to the sci-fi show's legion of 'Trekkies' as Captain James Tiberius Kirk - will launch from the company's West Texas base at 9am (1400 GMT), after a day's delay due to high winds.

  • From left, Mark Bezos, Jeff Bezos, Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk flew into space on Blue Origin's New Shepard flight on 20 July 2021. Picture: @blueorigin/Twitter

    World's richest man Jeff Bezos blasts into space

    The flawless 10-minute hop from a west Texas base to beyond the Karman line - the internationally recognised boundary marking the start of space - and back again to the surface for a gentle desert landing minted four new astronauts, including the oldest and youngest ever.

  • Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos unveils the 'Blue Moon' lander. Picture: @blueorigin/Twitter

    How can you become a space tourist?

    Two companies are offering short "suborbital" hops of a few minutes: Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, founded by Richard Branson.