- William Shatner
- 90:205 year(s):day(s)
- United States (Van Horn)
The oldest person in space (male) is William Shatner (Canada, b. 22 March 1931), who is 90 years and 205 days old, as verified in Van Horn, Texas, USA, on 13 October 2021.
Shatner is an actor famously known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise.
The record was previously held by John Glenn Jr. (USA, b. 18 July 1921), who was 77 years 103 days old when he was launched into space as part of the crew of Discovery STS-95 on 29 October 1998. The mission lasted 11 days, landing on 7 November 1998.