(HorizonPost.com) – Billionaires who have more money than they could ever hope to spend often end up owning sports teams, exotic (read fast) sports cars, and regularly take trips to places that are out of this world — no longer figuratively, but actually to the very edge of space. However, many people are taking the opportunity to tell one of them to imitate the fictional Robinson family and Dr. Smith and get “Lost in Space.”
The founder of online shopping giant Amazon, Jeff Bezos, also owns the aerospace company Blue Origin. He intends to be one of the first passengers along with his brother, a currently unnamed crewmember, and an equally anonymous individual who paid a reported $28 million for a ticket on the July 20 flight. A June 21 article in the New York Post reports that two separate online petitions have gained more than 60,000 signatures asking that he not be allowed to return.
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— Josh Axelrod (@j0shaxelrod) June 21, 2021
The news satire site, The Babylon Bee, got in on the act with a story claiming Elon Musk would celebrate his return to the title of “the richest man on earth” for the estimated 11-minute flight. The Bee’s fictitious version of Bezos responded that he would still be the richest man in the galaxy. The petitioners are likely to be left unfulfilled unless they can somehow convince the government to refuse him entry into the country for lacking the proper visas on his passport. Does anyone have the number of the US Space Force?
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