Prior to Bezos’ liftoff Tuesday morning, the former Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted that the world’s richest man should stay out there rather than come back and join the rest of humanity.
“Bezos, please stay up there. Do the world a favor,” Gabbard said.
“The only problem I have with Bezos’ Blue Origin space rocket ship into outer space is that it’s going to come back,” ella añadió.
Gabbard has been critical of Bezos in the past. En 2019 ella slammed him for not allowing Amazon workers to unionize, y called out Amazon for reporting a large tax rebate after supposedly making $ 11.2 billion in profit.
Bezos returned from his brief trek to space before 10 soy. Eastern Time. He went with his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old Mercury 13 aerospace pioneer Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. Blue Origin said before the flight that the astronauts on board had to undergo training for 14 hours over a 2-day span.
“Nuestra training is comprehensive and gets crew prepped for everything they need to know about the vehicle,” Blue Origin lead flight director Steve Lanius said.
Lanius added that the spaceflight company’s astronaut training was fully compliant with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.
It was Blue Origin’s first manned space flight, coming days after Virgin Galactic sent billionaire founder Richard Branson to space.
Fox News’ Julia Musto and The Associated Press contributed to this report.