Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will blast off to space in five days on his “New Shepard” rocket — but many on social media were quick to note the curiously phallic nature of the spacecraft.
In just five days, the world’s richest man and founder of space company Blue Origin Jeff Bezos will be blasting off to space aboard the company’s New Shepard rocket. Bezos will be joined by his brother Mark Bezos as well as the winner of an auction for a seat on the rocket launch.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Bezos stated: “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend.”
The rocket will launch from Blue Origins launch facility in Texas, and after an initial boost the crew capsule will