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Who is in Blue Origin?

Besides Bezos, the crew included brother Mark Bezos (left), 18-year-old physics student Oliver Daemen and 82-year-old pioneering female aviator Wally Funk. NPRJeff Bezos' Completes His Blue Origin Flight To Space

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

What is the Blue Origin launch?

Blue Origin is a private spaceflight company based in Kent, Washington that is working to send tourists to space on its reusable suborbital rocket called New Shepard. ... In 2015, Blue Origin made history by successfully launching and landing a reusable rocket for the first time. space.comBlue Origin Space

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Wally Funk was the only endearing thing about Jeff Bezos's spaceflight

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While Funk was endearing, Bezos's comments after the flight only made him seem more out of touch.

Blue Origin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"We live in a world where sometimes, instead of disagreeing with someone's ideas, we question their character or their motives," Bezos said while announcing the award in a post-flight press conference (during which the company only took three questions from reporters). "What we should always be doing is questioning ideas, not the person."

But he had already made another statement that would draw criticism of his own character and motives: "I also want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this," he said of the spaceflight.

"Me and my coworkers were joking that he should just go to Jupiter and live his best life there," the employee added.

"I loved every minute of it, I just wish it had been longer," she said in the press conference.

She added that it was dark, she couldn't see Earth on the way up, and that "there was not quite enough room" during the three minutes she was able to unbuckle and roam. She said she "could do a lot more rolls and twists and so forth" on parabolic plane flights that simulate the microgravity of space.

Bezos told reporters that "hell yes" he wants to launch again too. Since Blue Origin's rocket is intended for paying customers, he'll probably fly alongside millionaires once again.

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The Tesla founder replied to a tweet about the range of dildos from adult entertainment company CamSoda on Tuesday evening, writing: "Nice."

Billionaire Bezos landed safely on Tuesday after blasting into space on board a rocket ship built by his company Blue Origin.

But the shape of his Blue Origin rocket faced ridicule with Twitter users comparing it to a giant penis.

The series of sex toys includes the Blue Orgasm, modeled on Bezos' Blue Origin, Space Sex, a play on Musk's SpaceX and Galadick, a nod to Richard Branson's VSS Unity.

CamSoda VP Daryn Parker told The Sun: "Right now billionaires are getting off by going to space in their rockets.

"With our line of Billionaire Flesh Rockets, people who can’t afford a ticket aboard the VSS Unity, Blue Origin or Elon’s SpaceX rocket can get off in a different way."

Bezos and his brother lifted off at 9.10am ET on board Blue Origin's spaceship, New Shepard.

After the successful mission, Bezos told reporters it was a "tiny step in building a rod to space."

Ahead of the flight, Twitter users ridiculed Bezos as they compared his spacecraft to a penis.

One person said: “So everybody is making the comparison of Bezos’ Blue Origin Rocket to a penis.

“Does that mean we will see Bezos’ penis at lift-off?”

Another joked: “Can somebody please just admit that Jeff Bezos rocket needlessly looks like a penis #BlueOrigin (sic).”

And, a third Twitter user commented: “Jeff Bezos is taking a giant leap forward today for penis-shaped rocketry.”

Musk had already poked fun at his billionaire rival by posting a number of memes about Bezos and his space mission.

It was the latest shot fired in a 15-year feud between the two billionaires.

When the BBC asked Musk about Bezos in 2016, he responded, "Jeff who?"

But, Musk did wish Bezos "luck" ahead of the maiden flight.

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