Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took a quick vacation from being the wealthiest man on Earth on Tuesday, opting to briefly become the wealthiest man in space. For roughly 10 minutes, Bezos, his brother Mark, 82-year-old American aviator Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk, and 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Daeman were floating about 65 miles above the Earth.
The groundbreaking spacecraft launch was the first human mission for Bezos’ aerospace manufacturing company, Blue Origin. The historic launch spawned an official Twitter news page, much joy and wonder, and a good deal of criticism about Bezos’ passion for private space travel amid a worsening climate crisis and historic wealth inequality on Earth.
Here’s what brands had to say about the historic journey to space:
Of course, Bezos’ own company sent their well wishes before the big launch.