A application to prohibit the return of its CEO Amazon and space company Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, on Earth, after his trip to space next month, has gathered thousands of signatures on the Internet.
Bezos posted, on June 7, a video on his Instagram account to announce that he will participate, on July 20, the first space tourist trip of the capsule New shepard, together with his brother, Mark bezos, and the winner an auction for the third ticket. Specifically, Bezos wrote the following: "Ever since I was five years old, I dream of traveling in space. On July 20, I will make this trip with my brother. The biggest adventure, with my best friend. "
The application Change.org, started by Jose Ortiz about a week ago, has gathered, since Thursday 12.20 p.m. ET, more than 12.000 signatures. The application made an ironic comment to Blue Origin, stating that "The fate of humanity is in your hands".
Bezos is the richest man in the world, with the net value of his property amounting to approximately 186 billions of dollars. The application states the following: "Jeff Bezos is actually the Lex Luthor, disguised as the supposed owner of an extremely successful online retail store. In fact, he is a bad domineering fellow in world domination. We have known this for years. "
As for the winner of the auction, he paid 28 million, to secure a seat and accompany the Bezos on Blue Origin's first tourist space flight. The identity of the winner has not yet been revealed, but obviously this is one extremely rich man. About 7.600 people from 159 countries had registered to bid to win this position, according to a statement from Blue Origin.
Space travel with the Blue Origin New Origin Shepard from West Texas is a milestone as US companies compete for a new era of private commercial space travel.
This space trip attracted great demand and high bids during a live auction. In fact, the bids reached $ 20 million within 4 minutes of the opening of the auction.
Bezos competed with them Richard Branson and Elon Musk, to be the first of three to travel to the atmosphere beyond Earth.
Proceeds from the auction will be given at STEM-education foundation Club for the Future of Blue Origin.