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.
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