Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, has finally conquered a new personal frontier by traveling to space with his Blue Origin crew, just days after fellow billionaire Richard Branson did it. No machismo about this at all.
The Amazon founder journeyed into space along with three companions on the New Shepard flight as the first group of passengers to take a ride in the vessel.
But what really captured everyone’s attention was the interesting shape of the rocket. It has inspired a lot of jokes and drawn comparisons to the 1999 Austin Powers movie, The Spy Who Shagged Me — and all the jokes are pretty NSFW.
Thankfully this is my job, so I’m covered. Here are some of the reactions.
Again, is Jeff trying to tell us something?
Bezos and company were back on Earth 10 minutes and 19 seconds later. Will Amazon Prime ever match that energy?
People also made a lot of commentary on the working conditions at Amazon.
While Bezos was away, people had some ambitious suggestions that would most likely make working at Amazon a much more…pleasant experience.
Well, now that it’s all over, guess it’s back to work.