Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark flew to space on July 20 in a rocket ship made by the former’s company, Blue Origin. The company’s capsule landed in West Texas at about 8:22 a.m. local time, roughly 10 minutes after it launched on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. The space trip happened 15 days after Bezos resigned from his CEO position.
It is a lifelong dream come true for the Bezos brothers as Jeff added himself and his brother to cart with the fastest delivery option to outer space. Netizens call it a “divorce – dude” road trip. “Chaand pe rehna wala apun”, Ganesh Gaitonde tweeted as he had failed to hide his emotions.
“It is my lifelong dream to view the Earth from outside; it changes you,” said the billionaire as he introduced Mark to the press conference. “I wasn’t even expecting him to say that he was going on the first flight,” says brother Mark Bezos, former advertising executive, volunteer firefighter, and Senior Vice President of New York City-based charity, Robin Hood (the irony… I know). Bezos brothers were supposed to be joined by Christopher Nolan, the director is working on his next film which is supposed to be a love triangle among the protagonist’s past, present and future selves. Much to all the cinephiles’s disbelief, this rumour turned out to be false as pictures of the space tourists’ playing ping pong ball was released.
Coming out fresh from the Containment Zone, students of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) sign a petition for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to go to space. Nadella, an alumnus of MIT had expressed his desire to take his cloud computing to greater heights last year and 62 miles above sea level does not look too bad. The MIT student council has already received 10,000 petitions against Bezos going to space. Twitter has played its part in cancelling only Jeff Bezos and not Amazon. Some say billionaires should not exist on this earth while another school of thought says Bezos should pass the eligibility criterion to enter into the Earth’s atmosphere again. The eligibility criterion being, ”Get a wife.”
Some keyboard warriors believe that this can be a career change for both Nadella and Bezos, exploiting poor aliens after completing their job here. While others say that both of them just want to find a way to grow hair.
About the Author: The Author is a second year student of Manipal. He is a part of the resistance that protested against their parents about going back home when the second wave hit Manipal in March 2021. However the resistance failed and he had to go back. Currently, he is suffering.