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Touchdown: William Shatner Returns To Earth As World's Oldest Astronaut

•, by Tyler Durden

"What you have given me is the most profound experience I can ever imagine," Shatner told Bezos.

Bezos tells Shatner his "words were amazing." 

Update (1101ET): Welcome back, William Shatner! 

Update (1055ET): William Shatner has become the oldest astronaut to reach low Earth orbit after passing 328,00 feet altitude. 

Here's a clip of the space flight.

Blue Origin said the New Shepard NS-18 capsule reached 351,000 feet. 

Now the descent back to Earth

Update (1049ET): William Shatner, set to become the world's oldest astronaut, and the rest of Blue Origin's New Shepard NS-18 crew, have begun their journey to low Earth Orbit.

Besides Shatner, who gained fame for playing the role of Captain Kirk on the "Star Trek" series in the late 1960s, he's accompanied by Chris Boshuizen, a co-founder of satellite company Planet Labs, software executive Glen de Vries, and Audrey Powers, Blue Origin's vice president of mission and flight operations.