70000 people sign petitions to keep “Supervillain” Jeff Bezos in space forever
More than 70,000 people have signed petitions calling to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after he blasts into space next month.
Bezos said earlier this month that he and his brother would fly into space aboard the company’s New Shepard rocket on July 20 in its first flight carrying people, reports Business Insider.
Three days after Bezos’ announcement, two petitions were launched to try to prevent the billionaire’s reentry to Earth.
“Billionaire’s should not exist…on earth, or in space, but should they decide the latter they should stay there,” the petition’s description said. It collected more than 50000 signatures with comments like: “Being let back into Earth is a privilege — not a right,” and “Earth don’t want people like Jeff, Bill, Elon and other such billionaires”.
Another petition has accumulated more than 20,000 signatures and is quickly gaining traction.
“Jeff Bezos is actually Lex Luthor, disguised as the supposed owner of a super successful online retail store,” the petition reads. “However, he’s actually an evil overlord hellbent on global domination. We’ve known this for years”, the petition says.
Bezos plans to take an 11-minute flight to the edge of space in New Shepard alongside his brother and an unnamed auction winner who paid $28 million for a seat. They’ll be strapped into a dome-shaped capsule, which sits on top of the rocket booster.
Once New Shepard reaches the Kármán line — an imaginary boundary 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, above the Earth’s surface — the capsule is designed to separate from the booster, reenter the atmosphere, and float back down to Earth with the help of parachutes.
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