Famous Star Trek actor William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on the series, has finally gone into space for real during a brief 11 minute trip on board Blue Origin’s New Shepherd rocket that also made him the oldest person to do so.

The trip — which skimmed just above the 100km Kármán Line that is recognised internationally as the boundary into space — drew some disparaging comments from US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

By way of comparison, rival space launch company SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 mission sent four private passengers into space for three days, making a number of orbits into progress.

However, Blue Origin and Shatner are not the only ones to edge past the bare minimum.

The ASX is also skimming into positive territory this week with the benchmark ASX 200 currently up 0.32% to 7,345.7 points.

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for October 8 – October 15 [intraday]:

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Code Company Price ReturnWRoll% MktCap$
VIA Viagold Rare Earth 2.000 244.8 $ 166,624,808.00
OAK Oakridge 0.002 100.0 $ 3,439,292.92
PVW PVW Res Ltd 0.330 100.0 $ 20,435,203.13
AQC Auspaccoal Ltd 0.225 73.1 $ 11,106,658.20
VIC Victory Mines Ltd 0.003 66.7 $ 16,375,631.93
NVA Nova Minerals Ltd 0.175 59.1 $ 322,206,760.26
CNR Cannon Resources 0.440 57.1 $ 28,572,154.53
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.002 50.0 $ 6,827,435.15
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.003 50.0 $ 1,189,842.10
STK Strickland Metals 0.091 44.4 $ 97,184,872.18
GEV Global Ene Ven Ltd 0.118 43.3 $ 50,288,685.37
HNR Hannans Ltd 0.033 43.0 $ 70,799,315.76
RVS Revasum 0.765 41.7 $ 83,444,430.19
BMN Bannerman Energy Ltd 0.380 40.7 $ 481,927,111.20
DDT DataDot Technology 0.014 40.0 $ 16,170,303.06
CPN Caspin Resources 0.990 39.4 $ 65,631,467.40
SHP South Harz Potash 0.130 38.3 $ 53,012,280.13
CXO Core Lithium 0.565 37.8 $ 882,308,658.96
SPN Sparc Tech Ltd 0.860 37.6 $ 47,543,120.10
AMO Ambertech Limited 0.440 37.5 $ 34,384,800.77
CZL Cons Zinc Ltd 0.033 37.5 $ 8,136,660.95
RAS Ragusa Minerals Ltd 0.125 37.4 $ 13,572,613.15
WLD Wellard Limited 0.130 36.8 $ 63,750,037.44
HZR Hazer Group Limited 1.325 36.6 $ 219,956,505.78
LIO Lion Energy Limited 0.053 35.9 $ 16,446,947.45
CAE Cannindah Resources 0.190 35.7 $ 93,398,756.58
RHT Resonance Health 0.115 35.3 $ 50,693,717.91
VMY Vimy Resources Ltd 0.270 35.0 $ 278,647,144.64
A8G Australasian Gold 0.585 34.5 $ 17,983,993.44
COB Cobalt Blue Ltd 0.390 34.5 $ 113,428,801.86
INF Infinity Lithium 0.148 34.1 $ 54,393,465.06
KEY KEY Petroleum 0.004 33.3 $ 7,871,712.50
AQI Alicanto Min Ltd 0.140 33.3 $ 44,397,107.24
RVR Red River Resources 0.220 33.3 $ 111,469,864.92
KGL KGL Resources Ltd 0.680 32.0 $ 270,697,358.28
CRM Carbon Minerals Ltd 0.330 32.0 $ 6,205,152.69
FRS Forrestaniaresources 0.415 31.7 $ 10,518,750.00
SVY Stavely Minerals Ltd 0.480 31.5 $ 129,175,918.74
CKA Cokal Ltd 0.190 31.0 $ 163,989,404.78
LPI Lithium Pwr Int Ltd 0.380 31.0 $ 134,276,391.48
PH2 Pure Hydrogen Corp 0.275 31.0 $ 84,746,483.01
ARV Artemis Resources 0.110 31.0 $ 121,734,772.15

ViaGold Rare Earths Resources (ASX:VIA) +245%

Shares in ViaGold are currently suspended pending the ASX’s further enquiries into a memorandum of understanding that was referred to in the company’s mid-week trading halt.

The halt came after shares in the company soared early in the week with Stockhead’s Hot Money column noting on Monday that there was unusual price action in its shares despite little news flow.

PVW Resources (ASX:PVW) +100%

Investors were pleased after PVW’s rock chip sampling at the Tanami project returned high-grade rare earths results.

The company noted that 14 of the 20 samples returned assays greater than 1% total rare earths oxides (TREO) with a top result of 12.45% TREO.

It will soon carry out geochemical surface sampling and ground radiometrics at Killi Killi East target and is planning follow-up drilling at both Watts Rise and Killi Killi East.

Victory Mines (ASX:VIC) +67%

Early this week, the company unveiled plans to carry out an aeromagnetic survey over the 900sqkm of exploration licences and applications that it holds north of the Mt Ida goldfield through to the Ida Valley in the Menzies/Leonora region.

Its Mt Ida-Ida Valley project is immediately north of the historical Mt Ida Goldfield.

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for October 8 – October 15 [intraday]:

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Code Company Price % 1 Week MktCap$
SE1 Sensera Ltd 0.023 -36 $ 9,935,914.63
TOM Tomizone Limited 0.002 -33 $ 850,401.35
RMI Resource Mining Corp 0.016 -30 $ 5,540,199.39
STX Strike Energy Ltd 0.1875 -28 $ 374,318,596.71
WGO Warrego Energy Ltd 0.155 -26 $ 183,468,348.90
PDI Predictive Disc Ltd 0.1825 -26 $ 264,348,503.84
WOO Wooboard Tech Ltd 0.0015 -25 $ 5,733,244.11
IPB IPB Petroleum Ltd 0.024 -25 $ 8,758,226.57
PCH Property Connect 0.0015 -25 $ 1,028,795.21
BRU Buru Energy 0.12 -25 $ 61,920,943.97
MTC Metalstech Ltd 0.43 -25 $ 70,832,450.75
X2M X2M Connect Limited 0.155 -24 $ 11,663,908.25
CBE Cobre 0.096 -23 $ 11,514,041.28
LGM Legacy Minerals 0.16 -23 $ 7,011,576.36
NCL Netccentric Ltd 0.12 -20 $ 33,961,399.44
BEZ Besragoldinc 0.16 -20 $ 27,495,993.60
PDZ Prairie Mining Ltd 0.28 -20 $ 68,249,751.26
CVS Cervantes Corp Ltd 0.008 -20 $ 12,432,099.71
MTR Metal Tiger 0.31 -19 $ 6,223,459.56
TTB Total Brain Ltd 0.17 -19 $ 25,344,314.89
MEB Medibio Limited 0.009 -18 $ 14,360,491.98
DTM Dart Mining NL 0.115 -18 $ 11,493,729.74
SGR The Star Ent Grp 3.64 -17 $ 3,332,049,735.00
WFL Wellfully Limited 0.125 -17 $ 24,129,583.59
CII CI Resources Limited 1 -17 $ 115,581,107.00
KLL Kalium Lakes Ltd 0.1925 -16 $ 163,636,463.06
SFG Seafarms Group Ltd 0.048 -16 $ 232,145,960.59
ECG Ecargo Hldg 0.027 -16 $ 19,072,750.00
BRV Big River Gold Ltd 0.22 -15 $ 50,471,763.96
EML EML Payments Ltd 3.14 -15 $ 1,153,258,183.17
HCD Hydrocarbon Dynamic 0.017 -15 $ 7,484,931.80
NKL Nickelxltd 0.145 -15 $ 8,025,000.00
FTZ Fertoz Ltd 0.32 -15 $ 76,687,326.40