British actor Brian Blessed refuses to let his advancing years hinder his adventurous lifestyle, and plans to climb Mount Everest yet again after qualifying as an astronaut. The 69-year-old Flash Gordon star - who is only three months away from becoming a fully certified astronaut - is hoping to climb the Himalayan mountain for the fourth time, and is also planning an expedition to the South Pole. He says, "I write my own scripts in life, and if I want to do something, I'll do it."