Tulsi Gabbard: Jeff Bezos Should 'Stay up There' in Space
Former congresswoman takes aim at Amazon founder
Former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard joked that Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos should have "stayed up" in space after the news broke he had lifted off from Earth.
The former Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted that Bezos should stay out there rather than come back and join the rest of humanity.
"Bezos, please stay up there. Do the world a favor," Gabbard said.
Bezos, please stay up there. Do the world a favor.— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) July 20, 2021
"The only problem I have with Bezos’ Blue Origin space rocket ship into outer space is that it’s going to come back," she added.
The only problem I have with Bezos’ Blue Origin space rocket ship into outer space is that it’s going to come back.— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) July 20, 2021
Gabbard is a known critic of Bezos.
She blasted him for not allowing Amazon workers to unionize in 2019 and called out the company for reporting a large tax rebate after supposedly making $11.2 billion in profit.
Bezos went into space with his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old Mercury 13 aerospace pioneer Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen.
The astronauts on board had to undergo training for 14 hours over a 2-day span, Blue Origin said before the flight.
"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 said the spaceflight company's astronaut training was in line with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.
"Two minutes into the flight, the capsule separated from its rocket and continued upwards towards the Karman Line - the most widely recognized boundary of space that lies 100km up.
"The newly minted astronauts shouted 'wow!' and cheered.
"The post-flight briefing was shown video of the occupants performing somersaults and tumbles during four minutes of weightlessness.
"Stunning views of the Earth could be seen outside."