Failure to Launch

When you're trying to get a giant, heavy rocket thrust into space, size matters. Apparently size also matters to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and private space exploration company Blue Origin. Bezos apparently didn't like the way his crotch looked in the Blue Origin spacesuit, forcing a last-minute fix on site according to a Bloomberg report published yesterday.

Back in July of 2021 Blue Origin sent its first crew into space. The team included Bezos, William Shatner and a few others, but you'd be hard-pressed to say their outfits stood out more than founder's. Bezos sported a giant cowboy hat with big, turned-up side flaps that attracted a great many jokes about the hat and Besoz himself. Bloomberg reported that the mocking and Internet insults do sometimes get to Bezos.

"He does have a level of self-awareness,” says Craig Berman, a former Amazon vice president for global communications. “I think that may be what may have ultimately contributed to him stepping away from the CEO role.”


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