Amazon founder Jeff Bezos recently announced that he will launch, along with his brother Mark and two others, into space in mid-July on the New Shepard suborbital rocket system designed by Bezos space company. , Blue Origin. This highly anticipated ride should only take 11 minutes.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Bezos not to be allowed to return to Earth after he left space in July.
More than 63,000 people have signed the “Don’t Let Jeff Bezos Come Back to Earth” petition, with a goal of 75,000 signatures. It is expected that the petition will reach the target number by the middle of the week.
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The petition, started by a Change.org user named Ric G, states that “billionaires should not be on Earth or in space, but stay in space if they have to make a decision.”
It has been a tough few weeks and a fairly painful 24 hours, but my mood has improved since there was a petition with over 50,000 signatures demanding that Jeff Bezos be banned from returning to Earth after his space flight next month. .
Various comments on the petition range from highlighting the low wages Amazon workers receive to reiterating that Bezos, along with several other billionaires, should be permanently kicked off the planet.
“Seriously, don’t come back,” one user commented, while another commented, “If we can’t eat the rich on earth, then we can hope something happens on Mars.”
Petition with 13,000 signatures to date asking Jeff Bezos not to return from space … 🤣
This is not the only petition calling for the same cause. Another Change.org effort, titled “Petition to Deny Jeff Bezos Re-entering Earth,” garnered more than 20,000 signatures. His current goal is to reach 25,000.
It’s worth noting that Bezos isn’t the only billionaire who wants to expand into the universe.
In addition to SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, which also owns the Virgin Galactic space program, has also started work to go into space. It is already a question of curiosity if a signature campaign will be launched for these names …