AceShowbiz - For some reasons, people would love it if Jeff Bezos doesn't return to the Earth following his upcoming space trip in July. Someone has apparently launched a petition to stop the Amazon founder from coming back to the Earth and it has earned thousands of signatures.
Three days after Jeff announced his trip to space with his aerospace company Blue Origin, a user named Ric G made the petition titled "Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth" with 50,000 signatures set as the goal. Ric didn't explain much in the description as he only wrote, "Billionaire's should not exist...on earth, or in space, but should they decide the latter they should stay there."
Surprisingly, lot of people share the sentiment. As of now, the bizarre petition has earned almost 40k signatures. "If they can send a billionaire to Mars why can't they send them all there," one person commented.
Blue Origins announced the space trip back in May. "On July 20th, #NewShepard will fly its first astronaut crew to space. We are offering one seat on this first flight to the winning bidder of an online auction. Anyone can place an opening bid by going to http://BlueOrigin.com. #GradatimFerociter," the official account of the company wrote at the time.
Alongside his brother, Jeff is scheduled to take the 11-minute flight. They will be joined by one person who won the auction for a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft, which sold for $28 million. Of the space trip, the mogul said earlier this month, "Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend."
Prior to taking on the dream trip, Jeff will be handing over the CEO title at Amazon to Andy Jassy on July 5. "We chose that date because it's sentimental for me,” Bezos said during an Amazon shareholder meeting, explaining that Amazon was incorporated exactly 27 years ago on that date in 1994.