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World Jeff Bezos Blue Origin Launch Sparks Wave of Memes, Jokes: 'Same day Delivery'

05:08  26 july  2021
05:08  26 july  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Social media users have shared a number of jokes and memes as billionaire Jeff Bezos is set to launch himself into space on board his Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket ship.

Mark Bezos, Jeff Bezos, Wally Funk posing for the camera: Jeff Bezos will blast into space on Tuesday on board his his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship. © Blue Origin Jeff Bezos will blast into space on Tuesday on board his his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship.

The Amazon CEO, who is the world's richest man, is set to embark on a suborbital flight with a crew which includes his brother Mark Bezos, 18-year-old student Oliver Daemen, and 82-year-old Wally Funk, an aviation pioneer who was set to join an all-woman space mission dubbed "Mercury 13" in 1961 before the program was scrapped.

Jeff Bezos is preparing to fly in turn in the space aboard the New Shepard

 Jeff Bezos is preparing to fly in turn in the space aboard the New Shepard Space-Exploration-Blueorigin: Jeff Bezos is preparing to fly in turn in the space aboard the New Shepard © Reuters / Reuters Photographer Jeff Bezos prepares to fly in turn in the space aboard the New Shepard by Eric M. Johnson Van Horn, Texas (Reuters) - The founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, s 'Will fly on Tuesday in the space on board the New Shepard rocket, assembled by its company Blue Origin, a new stage in the race of billionaires to space tourism.

The four passengers are due to take off at 09:00 a.m. (EDT) from the Blue Origin's Launch Site One launch site near Van Horn, Texas.

If successful, the New Shepard's 11-minute journey will contain the oldest, youngest and richest people to ever reach space.

"I'm excited," Bezos told CBS's This Morning on Monday. "People keep asking me if I'm nervous. I'm not really nervous. I'm excited. I'm curious. I want to know what we're going to learn."

"We've been training. This vehicle's ready. This crew is ready. This team is amazing. We just feel really good about it."

Ahead of the launch, a number of people shared jokes about the Amazon mogul's space adventure.


Video: What Jeff Bezos may be doing to prep for his Blue Origin launch (CNBC)

Icon Bette Midler tweeted: "Jeff Bezos is going to the edge of space Tuesday. Will the rocket bring him back home, or will it drop him at the wrong house and then say their records show he's been delivered?"

Entrepreneur Karma Bhutia added: "Send Jeff Bezos via Prime same day delivery," in response to a tweet from Amazon's official account wishing Bezos and the rest of the team good luck ahead of their historic flight.

James Mitchinson, editor of the English newspaper The Yorkshire Post, tweeted: "If nobody goes with Bez Lightyear for Jeff Bezos in the headlines later I'll be disappointed."

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Others also mocked Bezos for the choice of footwear he wore after Blue Origin tweeted pictures of the four New Shepard passengers in their blue spacesuits, as well as his use of a box to stand on.

"They put Jeff in the 'city boy running for office as a republican' boots," tweeted comedian Caleb Hearon.

Graham Starr, an editor of Business Insider, wrote: "Jeff Bezos is 5'7" and he's standing on a box while everyone else sits, kneels, or backgrounds so he appears taller."

Melanie D'Arrigo, a Democrat running for Congress in New York's 3rd District, also suggested: "As soon as Jeff Bezos takes off tomorrow for space, Congress should pass a billionaires earth re-entry tax."

Bezos's journey will take place nine days after space tourism rival Richard Branson completed his suborbital flight on his Virgin Galactic rocket ship.

Bezos is hoping to fly 62 miles (100 km) further into space in his New Shepard than Branson did.

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