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Noted in Passing: Bezos Brothers head towards sort-of space mañana

Stepping on the achievement of Neil Armstrong and numerous other brave men in pursuit of, what, bragging rights? What a fucking steroid-pumped pair of over-rich idiots.

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  • ghostsniper July 19, 2021, 2:29 PM

    Why does all that stuff look fake to me?

  • Lance de Boyle July 19, 2021, 3:06 PM

    “Look! Up in the sky.”
    “It’s a bird.”
    “It’s a plane!”
    “It’s a pee pee with substantial stiffage.”

  • jwm July 19, 2021, 5:21 PM

    I’m thinking there’s a whole bunch of zillionaires who need to be blasted into space. Celebrities, and atha-letes, too. And our political overlords all need to go as well.
    Pow. Right to the moon.


  • John A. Fleming July 19, 2021, 5:27 PM

    It never fails. Somebody does something with rockets and spacecraft, and the jealous whiners crawl out of the gloomy places to cry that the money should have been better spent on Earth. We have lots of problems here that are more deserving of our time and wealth than space travel. Just jealous loser twits they are.
    The press of course believes that, because they give the killjoys top billing.
    The response of the rocketeers has to always be “piss off and solve those problems yourself”, or the equivalent from an earlier age by the great Crockett, “You can go to hell – I’m going to Texas”.
    Bezos failed the test.

  • Eric July 19, 2021, 5:33 PM

    I gotta ask – if Jeff Bezos, et. al., are “pissing on the achievements of Neil Armstrong”, isn’t everyone who gets on an airliner “pissing on the achievements of the Wright Brothers”?

  • Nori July 19, 2021, 8:37 PM

    How fitting Blue Origin resembles a giant dildo.
    Most of us here watched the origins of American space flight in real time,in awe and wondrous pride at the men and their spacecraft. I seriously doubt there is any one of us whining about “that money could have been better spent elsewhere.”
    Not then,not now.
    No,we rejoiced at the spectacular achievements of Mercury,Apollo,et al.
    The Billionaire Spaceboyz Club is a real whiz-bang vanity project for amoral a-holes who use their vast wealth to tear America limb from limb. Whatever true scientific achievement ensues,and there has been,and will be more is because they hired genuine white male honest-to-God engineers away from the hollow skinsuit that is now NASA.

    I applaud Elon Musk and his Dragon Spacecraft,which has proven itself time and again,and his new recovery barge as well. I fully realize he’s one of the Club,but he was first,has done most,and best,and at least he has’nt (yet) announced with full Court Press, his imminent adventurous departure into low orbit.
    Maybe it’s the dope he smokes that keeps him grounded.