Jeff Bezos' has just accomplished his trip into space and his first words while entering the void have left everyone in shock...
Bezos today joined a list of very few people who have launched into space and seen the Earth from above.
And people can't believe what his first words were when he entered the vast expanse.
Read on to hear what they were...
Now, this all started back in June when the Amazon founder announced he would be taking one of his own Blue Origin rockets into space...
And his Instagram post came as a huge shock to many.
As we all know Bezos is a businessman...
But his recent venture proves he has other aspirations.
After graduating, Bezos spent some time working on Wall Street...
via: GettyBut, 4 years later in 1995, he quit to open his own online bookstore from his garage - Amazon.com.
The birth of Amazon.com changed everything for him.
via: GettyThe initial success of the online store was staggering. Within the first thirty days, Amazon.com had sold books all across the United States, and across forty-five foreign countries.
And the online retailer only went from strength to strength.
In the mere years following its launch, Amazon.com began stocking a wider variety of products, such as electronics, clothing, and toys, making it the number one online retailer.
It's yearly earnings kept multiplying...
And, as of August last year, the company alone was reported to be worth $1000B.
Bezos's accomplishment with Amazon is simply staggering...
via: GettyAnd he didn't stop there. In 2013, Bezos revealed that he had purchased the Washington Post, which he has since made profitable with a revenue of over $100 million.
Bezos has embarked on many ambitious quests in his career.
In May last year, he proudly unveiled Amazon's "Blue Moon," his very own lunar lander project.
He wants to help get man back on the moon.
"My generation's job is to build the infrastructure," Bezos declared at the unveiling, "we're going to build the road to space."
And just a few months ago, Bezos set up plans to launch himself to space onboard one of his Blue Origin rockets...
Making the journey alongside his brother, eighty-two-year-old pilot Wally Funk, and eighteen-year-old Oliver Daemen.
At the time, people had a lot to say about his announcement...
The New Shepard rocket is designed to carry up to 6 people on each flight...
This comes as he has officially stepped down as Amazon's chief executive, to allow him to spend more time on his private space company.
"Ever since I was 5-years-old, I've dreamed of traveling to space," he wrote. "On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend."
The trip will demonstrate his hopes of making future space tourism cheaper and more widely available.
And the time finally came for his flight into space...
This morning, Jeff Bezos and the crew of New Shepard lifted off from an extremely remote plot of land near Van Horn, Texas.
Bezos and his 3 fellow passengers took off in New Shepard...
The entire flight was estimated to take only eleven minutes and is considered a suborbital flight, which means the New Shepard rocket ship will not make it to orbit.
New Shepard's suborbital fights hit about 3 times the speed of sound — roughly 2,300 miles per hour — and flew directly upward until the rocket ran out of fuel.
The crew capsule then separated from the rocket at the top of the trajectory and briefly continued upwards before the passengers experienced a few minutes of weightlessness.
This remarkable news comes just a week after British billionaire and Virgin founder, Richard Branson, blasted into outer space onboard his own Virgin Galactic rocket.
As Branson floated around in microgravity, he taped a message using cameras onboard the space plane: "To all you kids out there — I was once a child with a dream, looking up to the stars. Now I'm an adult in a spaceship... If we can do this, just imagine what you can do."
As the capsule fell back toward the ground, heat-resistant tiles protected it from the atmosphere.
"You have a very happy crew up here, I want you to know," Bezos told mission controllers over Livestream as they descended.
Then 3 parachutes opened above the capsule before it landed in the Texas desert.
The rocket booster returned to the landing pad.
"Today's launch represents a number of firsts," Ariane Cornell, Blue Origin's astronaut sales director, said during a Livestream of the flight.
"I'm not talented enough to describe this in words," Jeff Bezos tells @emilychangtv during his first post-flight interview. "Maybe we need to send a poet up — someone who would be better at describing it." pic.twitter.com/XUmsJCCMql— David Gura (@davidgura) July 20, 2021
"The first time a privately funded spaceflight vehicle has launched private citizens to space from a private launch site and private range down here in Texas. It's also a giant first step towards our vision to have millions of people living and working in space."
Despite the incredible accomplishment, it was Bezos' first words in space that left everyone speechless...
bro went to space and said "who wants a skittle" pic.twitter.com/inujGOXXKb— mehedi (@mehedih_) July 20, 2021
52 years ago today: (Armstrong) That's one small step for man— Saeed Ahmed (@saeed_ahmed) July 20, 2021
Today: (Bezos) Who wants a Skittle?
"who wants a Skittle?" from Jeff Bezos is only second to "that's it?" from Wally Funk as the crew floated at the edge of space— Alina Selyukh (@alinaselyukh) July 20, 2021
Swear someone on Jeff Bezos' rocket just asked if anyone wants a skittle when reaching space. Priorities— Ash (@Ash_Edmonds_) July 20, 2021
Hahaha Jeff Bezos “Who wants a Skittle” as they cross the atmosphere threshold— Kevin C (@KWC1990) July 20, 2021
Jeff Bezos saying “who wants a skittle” at 340,000 feet in the air is an all time quote.— Zach Allinson (@thekidislive) July 20, 2021
That's right, as you can hear from the audio recording below, the first words to be uttered in space were "who wants a Skittle?"
“Who wants a Skittle?”— Nick Riccardo (@nickriccardo) July 20, 2021
- Jeff Bezos pic.twitter.com/AMVqvUnGfJ
Imagine reading that in a history book?
For the full Livestream of the flight, check out the video below...