Hot on the heels of fellow billionaire Richard Branson, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is set to blast into space. He will travel onboard New Shepard, a rocket ship developed by his company Blue Origin. The capsule will have the largest windows ever launched into space, affording Bezos and his crew spectacular views of planet Earth. In an interview with CBS News, Bezos said “I’m excited. People keep asking me if I’m nervous. I’m not really nervous, I’m curious. I want to know what we’re going to learn.”
Excitement is in short supply in some quarters, however, with a petition not allowing Bezos to return to planet Earth garnering more than 160,000 signatures by launch day. According to a recent YouGov poll, the U.S. public does not have a particularly positive opinion of the Amazon founder with 49 percent saying they find him very or somewhat unfavorable. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is even more widely disliked with YouGov finding that 6 out of every 10 Americans find him very or somewhat unfavorable.
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