A few weeks back, I noted that Jeff Bezos would officially be stepping down from Amazon to spend more time on things like his rocket company and I warned you all that this seems eerily familiar:
Don't say I didn't warn you all when Moonraker goes live:
That's right. Bezos is going on the first manned flight of his rocket company. Just let that sink in for a moment. He owns a rocket company and can fly to space whenever he wants.
I look forward to the inevitable space fights that will result from whatever nefarious plot is hatching. Hopefully they'll have better special effects than the Bond film:
The flight is set for July 20, two weeks after he steps down as Amazon's CEO. Bezos will be joined by his brother as well.
I'm totally not jealous.
Fortunately, Bezos has not yet achieved the ability to go into full orbit, as the New Shepard capsule is mean to take wealthy tourists on a suborbital journey to the edge of space:
Blue Origin's flight crewed flight will see the company's six-seater capsule and 59-foot rocket tear toward the edge of space on a 11-minute flight that'll reach more than 60 miles above Earth.
Other billionaires with rocket companies, such as Elon Musk and Richard Branson, might be our only hope at stopping this very apparent evil genius.