Actress Kristen Johnston slams Jeff Bezos' spaceman showmanship amid Blue Origin liftoff, return

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Where is the Blue Origin launch site?

If all goes to plan, the company's New Shepard rocket and capsule will take off for an 11-minute journey, launching and landing outside Van Horn, Texas at Blue Origin facilities, dubbed Launch Site One. Space.comBlue Origin to launch its 1st astronaut flight with Jeff Bezos and crew of 3 today

How long is the Jeff Bezos space flight?

The entire flight lasted roughly 10 minutes. "Best day ever," Bezos radioed to mission controllers after touching down. Bezos' flight was a suborbital jaunt, which means he and his crew members didn't actually enter into orbit around Earth. NBC NewsAmazon's Jeff Bezos makes history with all-civilian suborbital flight

How high is Blue Origin going?

Blue Origin's rocket will be the first to launch non-astronauts into space autonomously, while Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic jaunt just over a week ago was controlled by two pilots. The suborbital vehicle is expected to reach an altitude of about 65 miles. The Washington PostJeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen reach space, return safely on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket

How much has Jeff Bezos spent on Blue Origin?

Bezos, who sold $6.6 billion of Amazon stock in May, has said he is spending $1 billion a year on Blue Origin. MarketWatchAs Bezos completes Blue Origin mission, many ask what's the climate-change impact?

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A showbiz actress is blasting Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos amid the business tycoon’s civilian trip to space.

"You know what would’ve actually been big d--k energy? If he cleared every teachers’ Amazon lists," actress Kristen Johnston tweeted on Tuesday of the Blue Origin founder’s liftoff and return back to earth.

The tweet has over 82,000 likes and has been retweeted or quote tweeted nearly 9,000 times.

On Tuesday, former Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard also voiced her position on Bezos’ space excursion and urged him to "please stay up there."

Do the world a favor," Gabbard said before pressing send on another tweet that reads, "The only problem I have with Bezos’ Blue Origin space rocket ship into outer space is that it’s going to come back."

Bezos successfully launched into space and landed back on Earth Tuesday, all before 10 a.m. EST.

"Our training is comprehensive and gets crew prepped for everything they need to know about the vehicle," Blue Origin lead flight director Steve Lanius said.

Lanius added that the spaceflight company's astronaut training was fully compliant with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. 

It was Blue Origin's first manned space flight, coming days after Virgin Galactic sent billionaire founder Richard Branson to space.

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