Man Can't Fly To Space With Jeff Bezos Even After Spending $28 Million, Twitter Reacts
What would you be willing to sacrifice to go to space?
Going to space is an impressive feat only a select few have managed to accomplish. Most people dream about it their entire lives, but it is simply not possible for just anyone to go to space simply because they want to. So imagine our surprise at learning that one guy bailed from Bezos’s space trip after already paying $28 million for a seat because he realized he had other plans.
"paid $28 million for the seat but had a scheduling conflict" https://t.co/PK8Yxbvp1w— josh terry (@JoshhTerry) July 15, 2021
Jeff Bezos’s space trip has been a trending topic for various reasons for a while now. Some people are bashing him for trying to run from his responsibilities as the climate crisis escalates (since Amazon is a major contributor), others are just mildly amused at what one can do when they’re mega-rich. But Bezos was trending on Twitter at #1 the other day because of this mystery bidder’s stunt.
The passengers to this controversial space trip were supposed to be himself, his brother, a pilot, and a bidder (who chose to remain anonymous) who put up $28 million for a seat. But according to The New York Times the bidder is now backing out citing ‘scheduling conflicts’. This whole situation is already bizarre, but Twitter is losing its mind at what could possibly be more important after already spending a fortune on a space trip. Here are some reactions:
One day I would like to be baller enough to pay $28 million to be the first on a spacecraft then turn it down bc something more important came up.— Darrell Etherington (@etherington) July 15, 2021
the person who paid $28 million to ride into space with Bezos cancelled because of a SCHEDULING CONFLICT!?!?!? https://t.co/ddw316NYgX— erin griffith (@eringriffith) July 15, 2021
I hate when I put down my 28 million dollar deposit and then something comes up day-of and I can't fly into space. https://t.co/XRUo04e9BD— Brandon Bird (@Brandon_Bird) July 15, 2021
a passenger who paid.... $28 million.... but... had... a scheduling conflict? https://t.co/MTvnZwI61Z— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) July 15, 2021
I hate it when I forget to check my google cal before schedule a 28 million dollar flight to space 🤷♀️ https://t.co/xUmIwciTnW— Olivia Hon (@olivia_hon) July 15, 2021
Somebody paid 28 Million to go into Space but had a scheduling conflict. ‘Oh, sh*t sorry Jeff, I forgot we actually have theater tickets that night…’ https://t.co/W9IhXRw61k— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) July 15, 2021
This auction winner must have an absolutely ridiculous schedule if a $28 million flight to space with Jeff Bezos is option number two pic.twitter.com/BbAWbumVI6— Christian Sottrel (@christian_zot) July 15, 2021
I’m not sure how you bid $28million and then realize you have a scheduling conflict, but this is an odd turn of events to say the least. We now have the oldest and youngest space travelers on the first BO flight. https://t.co/rtGPW9DnLe— Scott Manley (@DJSnM) July 15, 2021
who dafaq pays $28 million to go on a spaceride and then has a "scheduling conflict", like wtf is it conflicting with, induction into the Green Lantern Corps?— Shiv Ramdas (@nameshiv) July 15, 2021
The bidder’s seat will be filled by Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old recent high school graduate from the Netherlands. The seat was purchased by his father who is CEO of a major investment firm, making Daemen the youngest person to go to space.
While we all wished we had dads who could just casually buy us space tickets, we’ll just have to wistfully watch as this crew heads off into the abyss. What do you think of this situation? Tell us in the comments. Follow us on Facebook at Yeti Yap for more.