Elon Musk laughs at a meme about Jeff Bezos’ upcoming space flight, making fun of him for only touching the edge of space – #stocks chatter


Elon Musk laughs at a meme about Jeff Bezos' upcoming space flight, making fun of him for only touching the edge of space
[Elon Musk laughs at a meme about Jeff Bezos' upcoming space flight, making fun of him for only touching the edge of space | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com)](https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/elon-musk-likes-jeff-bezos-space-flight-meme-sub-orbital-2021-7)

[Isobel Asher Hamilton](https://markets.businessinsider.com/author/isobel-asher-hamilton)

Jul. 18, 2021, 06:39 AM

* **Elon Musk commented "haha" on a meme about Jeff Bezos' upcoming space flight.**
* **The meme mocked Bezos' flight because it will be sub-orbital - it will only touch the edge of space.**
* **Musk has had a long-running rivalry with Bezos as the pair both own space exploration companies.**

Elon Musk enjoyed a meme on Saturday poking fun at Jeff Bezos' upcoming flight to the edge of space.

Musk [**commented "haha"**](https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1416286548258086914) under a meme posted on Twitter about Bezos' flight. The meme shows Bezos talking to Musk about his flight, but with their faces superimposed onto Anakin Skywalker and Padme from "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones" - a [**popular meme format**](https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/for-the-better-right).

>\-Charly (@Charly923407591) [July 17, 2021](https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/1416286320956121090?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

The meme makes fun of the fact Jeff Bezos' flight will be sub-orbital, meaning it will only just touch the edge of space before coming back down to Earth, rather than going into orbit.

Bezos is [**scheduled to fly**](https://www.businessinsider.com/watch-live-jeff-bezos-blue-origin-space-launch-2021-7?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest) onboard New Shepard, a spacecraft made by his company Blue Origin, on July 20.

Bezos' flight is slated to fly just above the Kármán line, an imaginary line 62 miles above sea-level, which [**some use to define the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and space**](https://www.businessinsider.com/blue-origin-jeff-bezos-astronaut-edge-of-space-2021-6?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest).

Bezos' flight should take [**roughly 11 minutes**](https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-spaceflight-unlike-any-prior-rocket-launch-2021-6?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest), during which Bezos and the other passengers will experience approximately three minutes of weightlessness. Travelling with Bezos will be his [**brother Mark Bezos**](https://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-mark-bezos-jeff-bezos-brother-space-flight-2021-6?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest), 82-year-old aviator [**Wally Funk**](https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-space-flight-passenger-revealed-wally-funk-2021-7?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest), and 18-year-old physics student [**Oliver Daeman**](https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-spaceflight-blue-origin-final-passenger-oliver-daemen-life-2021-7?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest).

Elon Musk has had a [**long-running rivalry with Bezos**](https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-elon-musk-rivalry-history-timeline-2020-7?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest), as both billionaires own space exploration companies. Musk's company SpaceX has a stated goal of one day transporting human beings to Mars, and Musk has said he wants to help [**colonise the red planet**](https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-plans-1-million-people-to-mars-by-2050-2020-1?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest).

Musk has previously [**called Bezos' Blue Origin a "copycat,"**](https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1115764921482919937) and made fun of the company's proposed lunar lander [**Blue Moon comparing it to "blue balls."**](https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-and-elon-musk-mocking-each-others-mars-and-moon-plans-2019-5?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest)

Recently, the two companies have [**clashed over a contract awarded to SpaceX by NASA**](https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-elon-musk-spacex-nasa-contract-flawed-2021-4?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest) in April, with [**Blue Origin lobbying**](https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-elon-musk-spacex-nasa-moon-landing-2021-6?utm_source=markets&utm_medium=ingest) Washington to allow NASA to give out more money to another company.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.