One of the celebrities who have reportedly signed on customers of Virgin Galactic is William Shatner. Problem is, Shatner thinks otherwise, according to an interview with the Calgary Herald (via the Ottawa Citizen):
“No, no, that’s not true,” the actor, a month away from 75, says from the TV set of Boston Legal. “Well, they’re saying I did, but I did not. They’re getting some mileage out of it, that’s for sure. I’m asking for a cease and desist.”
“Who the heck wants to go out into space?!”
Remember, Trek fans, that might just be the Evil Captain Kirk talking there.
Not even the prospect of tying John Glenn as the oldest person in space tempts Shatner: “Yes, but John Glenn had to train for two weeks.” Actually, more like six months; in any case, the training time for a Virgin Galactic flight will likely be considerably less than two weeks.