Actor William Shatner has become the oldest person to ever enter space.

The 90 year old took off onboard a Blue Origin spacecraft owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos.

The rocket reached about 106 kilometres off the surface of the Karman Line – the internationally recognised boundary of space.

The all-civilian crew experienced several minutes of weightlessness before safely returning home to Earth.

Shatner, best known for his role as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, was moved to tears – after becoming a real life astronaut.

Three other astronauts were onboard – including former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen.

Mr Boshuizen became only the third Australian to go into space.

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