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Jeff Bezos Blue Origin memes: Meet the 'dong rocket'


Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket heads skyward with Bezos aboard.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos successfully rocketed to the edge of space and back on Tuesday, and declared that the event had made for his "Best. Day. Ever." Bezos, his brother Mark, aeronautics legend Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen flew on a New Shepard rocket, landing safely in the West Texas desert after a trip of eight-plus minutes.

Bezos was the second billionaire businessman in just nine days to head to space, with Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson beating Bezos. Branson's launch inspired plenty of memes and jokes, and Bezos' trip did the same.

Be forewarned: Jokes about private parts await those who continue reading...

Shape of the ship

Bezos and crew rode in what CNET's Jackson Ryan calls a "gumdrop-shaped capsule," lifted by a rocket called a New Shepard. "Gumdrop" is a sweet descriptor, but when ...


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