“You know what would’ve actually been big d–k energy? If he cleared every teachers’ Amazon lists,” actress Kristen Johnston tweeted on Tuesday of the Blue Origin founder’s liftoff and return back to earth.The tweet has over 82,000 likes and has been retweeted or quote tweeted nearly 9,000 times.
On Tuesday, former Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard also voiced her position on Bezos’ space excursion and urged him to “please stay up there.”
Do the world a favor,” Gabbard said before pressing send on another tweet that reads, “The only problem I have with Bezos’ Blue Origin space rocket ship into outer space is that it’s going to come back.”
Bezos successfully launched into space and landed back on Earth Tuesday, all before 10 a.m. EST.
Accompanying Bezos on the manned flight were 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, who replaces the anonymous winner of a live auction who bid $28 million; 82-year-old “Mercury 13” aerospace pioneer Wally Funk; and Bezos’ brother, Mark Bezos.
“Our training is comprehensive and gets crew prepped for everything they need to know about the vehicle,” Blue Origin lead flight director Steve Lanius said.
Lanius added that the spaceflight company’s astronaut training was fully compliant with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.
It was Blue Origin’s first manned space flight, coming days after Virgin Galactic sent billionaire founder Richard Branson to space.
Fox News’ Ronn Blizter, Julia Musto and The Associated Press contributed to this report.