With a net worth of over $20 billion, Jeff Bezos is one of the richest people in the world and one of his ongoing endeavors involves a 10-minute space flight, called New Shepard, as part of his spaceflight services company Blue Origin.
However, Bezos has detractors and they have begun to band together in order to stop him from re-entering the earth.
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Blue Origin's rocket, the New Shepard, is set to take the world's richest man and his brother into suborbital space in July.
However, with just weeks to go until Jeff Bezos launches into space, it seems like some of his detractors have spotted a golden opportunity.
A petition has been started for the pair to be denied "re-entry into Earth" and already has thousands of signatures.
The creator of the petition suggests that Bezos's upcoming spaceflight is the perfect chance to rid the world of the supposed "evil overlord."
"Jeff has worked with the Epsteins and the Knights Templar, as well as the Free Masons to gain control over the whole world," the petition reads.
It goes on to say that the space flight "may be our last chance before they enable the 5G microchips and perform a mass takeover" and it currently has 7,033 signatures.
The tongue-in-cheek petition, which is addressed to Blue Origin, claims Bezos is actually Lex Luthor, "an evil overlord hellbent on global domination."
FYI, Lex Luther is a fictional supervillain appearing in the DC comic books.
Bezos plans to venture into the unknown with his brother by his side.
Who else thinks Jeff Bezos should give his workers basic rights on earth before he starts colonizing outer space?— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) June 7, 2021
They will be accompanied by the winner of a ticket auction, which reportedly went for $28 million.
The flight will take just minutes from start to finish, with three minutes of weightlessness as the crewed capsule brushes over an altitude of 100km, known as the Kármán line, the formal beginning for space. The booster rocket will land autonomously seven minutes after liftoff, and the crew capsule will float to earth on parachutes three minutes after that, with a planned touchdown in the West Texas desert.
"You see the Earth from space, it changes you," Jeff Bezos said in a video announcing his plan.
"It changes your relationship with this planet, with humanity. It's one Earth. I want to go on this flight because it's the thing I've wanted to do all my life. It's an adventure. It's a big deal for me."
The New Shepard Rocket is comprised of a single-stage rocket and crewed capsule and has carried out more than a dozen successful uncrewed tests, with the most recent in April as a full dress rehearsal for the July launch.
Only time will tell as to whether Bezos will return to Earth or not!