From Star Trek to Apollo 11, Jeff Bezos brought his sci-fi obsessions to space

From Star Trek to Apollo 11, Jeff Bezos brought his sci-fi obsessions to space


Jeff Bezos has always had his head in the clouds.

The world’s richest man — and “Star Trek” superfan — got to fulfill his dream of becoming a “space cowboy” Tuesday with his record-setting suborbital jaunt.

The brief trip to space featured nods to his lifelong obsession with science-fiction and the cosmos — with Bezos even bringing along precious aviation artifacts with him on the excursion.

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From the launch of his company Blue Origin to the namesake of his New Shepard rocket, here are more details of Bezos’ forever fascination with space:

Aviation artifacts in flight

Bezos couldn’t resist heading to space without bringing items tied to flight history.

Jeff Bezos and his crew consisting of his brother Mark (left), a recent Dutch high school grad Oliver Daemen (right), and aviator pioneer Wally Funk (sitting) pose for a photograph.via REUTERS

Onboard the New Shepard were a pair of goggles worn by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart when she flew across the Atlantic

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