one other pair of American siblings has accomplished: The duo frolicked in area collectively.and his brother Mark achieved one thing solely
“Clearly it is a bonding second for the 2 of you. Did you will have a second with the 2 of you up there?” “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King requested the brothers after theyon Tuesday.
“We had a few these moments,” Jeff Bezos stated. “We had about, I do not know, 25 minutes on the bottom, with the crew capsules sealed. So it is simply the 4 of us in there, and my brother and I, we picked seats in order that we may see one another from our seats … We had some actually good, high quality time there.”
The billionaire Amazon and Blue Origin founder and his youthful brother heard a farewell message from their sister, Christina, learn to them by mission management earlier than the launch. “Now hurry up and your a– again down right here so I may give you an enormous hug. We love you and Godspeed,” her message stated.
“I really teared up proper there within the capsule,” Jeff Bezos stated. “It was so heartfelt and, you already know, she talked about a few of the issues we did as children. It was a really candy message.”
Bezos additionally wore a Blue Origin feather-logo necklace to area, which he later gave to his mother together with a hug at a post-launch information convention.
Becoming a member of the brothers on their journey — thespacecraft — was , an 82-year-old who skilled as an astronaut within the Sixties however was denied a spot in area as a result of she was a girl, and , an 18-year-old Dutch pupil who was the primary paying buyer. They each made historical past Tuesday because the oldest and youngest ever to fly in area.
The primary American brothers to be in area collectively have been twins, each NASA astronauts. The previous is now a from Arizona.
Watch extra of Gayle King’s interview with Jeff and Mark Bezos on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday.