Jeff Bezos was upset spacesuit didn't fit his crotch, teased over 'penis shaped' rocket

Jeff Bezos' first Blue Origin launch allegedly encountered an unpleasant snag, as his spacesuit didn't fit correctly around his crotch before liftoff


                            Jeff Bezos was upset spacesuit didn't fit his crotch, teased over 'penis shaped' rocket
Jeff Bezos'(L) first Blue Origin launch allegedly encountered an unpleasant snag, as his spacesuit didn't fit correctly around his crotch before liftoff of Blue Origin's first-ever commercial journey (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Jeff Bezos' first Blue Origin launch allegedly encountered an unpleasant snag, with the billionaire complaining that his spacesuit didn't fit correctly around his crotch before liftoff last year. Bezos was one of four passengers on Blue Origin's first-ever commercial journey, and at his post-landing news conference, he famously wore a cowboy hat with his spacesuit. The poor design choice sparked outrage on social media, as well as a lot of stress for Bezos himself. A witness recently told Bloomberg that the Amazon founder grew ‘volubly upset’ when trying on the blue jumpsuit during a pre-flight picture session because the costume ‘fit poorly around the crotch.’

Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos was mocked on the internet for the shape of his massive rocket. One person wrote on Twitter, “I thought 'penis' as soon as I saw that image.” Another wrote, “never mind balls. That rocket looks like a giant sex toy.” “madness flying about in a tin can shaped like a penis,” yet another person added.  Many of the jokes about the shape of the rocket originated after former ‘America's Got Talent’ judge Piers Morgan posted a photo of the Amazon founder while praising him for having ‘the balls to match his brains.’ Someone also proposed the name ‘USS Phallic’ for the rocket.

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The first commercial rocket took off from the company's Launch Site One in Van Horn, Texas, in July last year. Bezos flew aboard Blue Origin's first-ever commercial trip with three other people. The report of Bezos' rage about the jumpsuit arrives as ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Pete Davidson nears a deal to fly on the Blue Origin rocket. According to Page Six, the comedian said that he is 'excited' about the prospect of traveling to space. Blue Origin has not made the ticket prices public. According to the New York Times, the company's sales reached $100 million last year.

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Bezos' interest in space isn't the only thing that has grabbed people's attention in recent months. According to NPR, Bezos caused a stir earlier this year when it was revealed that a historic Dutch bridge would have to be demolished to make room for his $500 million superyachts. After stepping down as Amazon's CEO last year, Bezos told reporters that he expected to continue focused on Blue Origin and his humanitarian endeavors in the years ahead. However, one former Amazon executive told Bloomberg that Bezos' awareness that his actions were being mocked was likely a factor in his decision to resign. Former Amazon communications executive Craig Berman remarked, “he does have a level of self-awareness. I think that may be what may have ultimately contributed to him stepping away from the CEO role.”
 



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Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.