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Jeff Bezos Thanks Amazon Employees For Funding Space Trip, Prompting Backlash

21/07/2021 03:06 PM | Click to read full article

Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, has thanked his employees and customers for 'paying' for his trip to space. The Amazon CEO successfully completed an 11-minute ride to the cusp of outer space on Tuesday aboard a rocket built by his company Blue Origin.

"I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all of this," Jeff Bezos said after his spaceflight.