More than 41 thousand signed petitions to stop Jeff Bezos re-entry into the earth from space

A petition reached signed by more than 41,000 individuals to prevent Jeff Bezos from getting back to Earth after he blasts into space one month from now.

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Bezos, CEO of Amazon and founder of firm Blue Origin, said on June 7 that he and his sibling Mark Bezos will fly into space onboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20 – the organization’s first human flight.

Three days after Bezos’ declaration, two petitions were launched to attempt to forestall the billionaire’s re-entry to Earth. These petitions received thousands of followers in just 10 days.

Jeff Bezos addresses the media next to the New Shepard launch vehicle. File photo
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Till now 23,000 individuals have signed one Change.org appeal named: “Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth.”

In the detailed description of petition they mentioned: “Billionaire’s should not exist…on earth, or in space, but should they decide the latter they should stay there,”

A few signatories gave a justification marking the request, which included remarks, for example, “being let back into Earth is a privilege – not a right,” and “Earth don’t want people like Jeff, Bill [Gates], Elon [Musk] and other such billionaires.”

Another petition, called “Petition To Not Allow Jeff Bezos Re-Entry To Earth,” has aggregated more than 18,0000 marks and is still going up.

Jose Ortiz, who set up the petition said: “an evil overlord hellbent on global domination. The fate of humanity is in your hands,”

The two petitions are expecting to get 25,000 marks, making them two of the top marked petitions on Change.org, as indicated by the site.

New Shepard rocket - annotated image
Source: Blue Origin and BBC

Bezos will require an 11-minute flight to the edge of space with his sibling and the winner of the Blue Origin closeout for a seat in the New Shepard shuttle, which sold for $28 million. They’ll be tied into a vault molded case, which sits on top of the rocket booster.

When New Shepard arrives at the Kármán line – an imaginary 62 miles (100 kilometers) over the Earth’s surface – the case will isolate from the booster, reenter the atmosphere, and float back down to Earth with the help of parachutes.

Flight profile of New Shepard
Source: Blue Origin and BBC

In a video posted on Instagram Bezos said: “I want to go on this flight because it’s a thing I wanted to do all my life. It’s an adventure – it’s a big deal for me,”

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