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(YouTube)   Bezos is going to space but the buried lede is he's taking Wally Funk, a genuine American space hero, with him. Also the rocket looks like a penis. Liftoff is at 9 AM ET   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-07-19 10:46:13 PM  
So awesome that Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk finally gets her realize her dream of being an astronaut.
 
2021-07-19 10:48:05 PM  
90 mins of pre-launch? Not even Branson was that shameless.
 
2021-07-19 10:50:36 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: So awesome that Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk finally gets her realize her dream of being an astronaut.


Yep!!!!!!
 
2021-07-19 11:23:28 PM  
Goddammit, don't those idiots know how early that is on the West side?
 
2021-07-20 12:52:16 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: So awesome that Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk finally gets her realize her dream of being an astronaut.


This
 
2021-07-20 12:59:06 AM  
That looks more like a phallus than most rockets
 
2021-07-20 7:02:28 AM  

kkinnison: That looks more like a phallus than most rockets


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2021-07-20 7:09:02 AM  

sno man: 90 mins of pre-launch? Not even Branson was that shameless.


If I recall, it was at least an hour.
 
2021-07-20 7:11:24 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Goddammit, don't those idiots know how early that is on the West side?


Get some of these and buy an alarm clock on Amazon

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2021-07-20 7:16:54 AM  
Tell me again which billionaire I am supposed to be rooting for?
 
2021-07-20 7:19:35 AM  
More self-promoting billionaires going to space because they have nothing else to spend their money on?  Yawn.
 
2021-07-20 7:23:30 AM  

Creoena: More self-promoting billionaires going to space because they have nothing else to spend their money on?  Yawn.


At least they are spending it and not hoarding it. Even if they are just converting fuel into noise.
 
2021-07-20 7:26:36 AM  

fsufan: Tell me again which billionaire I am supposed to be rooting for?


You: the future billionaire, because taxes need to stay low.

Also, anyone else think the 18 year old and the 81 year old woman got to go to keep everyone from cheering and/or laughing their asses off if the thing blows up on the launch pad?
 
2021-07-20 7:28:24 AM  
He only has Wally there so the rest of us don't will the rocket to explode on the pad.

GOOD LUCK, WALLY!
 
2021-07-20 7:29:16 AM  

fsufan: Tell me again which billionaire I am supposed to be rooting for?


Elon. Sure he is psychopathic asshole, but at leat he has delivered in reducing the cost of putting things in orbit.
 
2021-07-20 7:30:50 AM  
I hope for a succesful launch. That's a diverse group taking a pretty high risk on the first manned launch of that rocket.
 
2021-07-20 7:35:13 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I hope for a succesful launch. That's a diverse group taking a pretty high risk on the first manned launch of that rocket.


I would genuinely mourn for the loss of human life if the rocket exploded.  Both of them.
 
2021-07-20 7:36:47 AM  
Go space dick!
 
2021-07-20 7:50:16 AM  
Anyone else half expecting Elon to do a surprise orbital Dragon launch 10 minutes before New Shepard does?
 
2021-07-20 7:50:28 AM  
"Would you put your kids on board"?

That was a lot ballsier question than I expected to be asked.
 
2021-07-20 7:57:40 AM  
Meh, Branson was first.
 
2021-07-20 7:59:24 AM  

EvilElecBlanket: "Would you put your kids on board"?

That was a lot ballsier question than I expected to be asked.


Well, I'm sure he got told the question in advance.

/Truth be told I'd put someone I cared about on it.  This company, if anything, has been too cautious.
//Just don't expect me to pay for it.
 
2021-07-20 8:03:04 AM  
Challenger 2.0 🤔
 
2021-07-20 8:05:29 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: He only has Wally there so the rest of us don't will the rocket to explode on the pad.

GOOD LUCK, WALLY!


This exactly why, but I think she should take one for the team on the way back.
 
2021-07-20 8:05:31 AM  
I swear Bezos gives off Lex Luthor vibes.
 
2021-07-20 8:05:41 AM  
Bezos...in....spaaaaaaaace!

and/or

When you really want mutant powers.  "Fly towards that strange space cloud, pilot"
 
2021-07-20 8:07:02 AM  

khitsicker: Anyone else half expecting Elon to do a surprise orbital Dragon launch 10 minutes before New Shepard does?


Ultrasilo did a static fire yesterday.  But there is a starliner on the pad if boeing and ula decide to be attention whores.
 
2021-07-20 8:07:41 AM  
He just put her on the flight so we wouldn't root for it to blow up.
 
2021-07-20 8:08:29 AM  
Am I the only one who looks at that single, little rocket engine on Bezos' Space Phallus and wonder "how does that dinky thing lift that rocket"? Maybe it's because I grew up in the age of the Apollo missions with those massive Saturn Vs, but it makes the whole thing look.... fake.
 
2021-07-20 8:13:56 AM  
GAWD couldnt stand the horrible talking heads "covering" the event. christ the media really is terrible
 
2021-07-20 8:14:22 AM  

Nick Nostril: Am I the only one who looks at that single, little rocket engine on Bezos' Space Phallus and wonder "how does that dinky thing lift that rocket"? Maybe it's because I grew up in the age of the Apollo missions with those massive Saturn Vs, but it makes the whole thing look.... fake.


Because its not going into orbit, much less to the moon.  The Mercury rockets were dinky, I mean they were just modified ICBMs after all.
 
2021-07-20 8:14:28 AM  

Nick Nostril: Am I the only one who looks at that single, little rocket engine on Bezos' Space Phallus and wonder "how does that dinky thing lift that rocket"? Maybe it's because I grew up in the age of the Apollo missions with those massive Saturn Vs, but it makes the whole thing look.... fake.


He ain't exactly going to the Moon. Only 110/383,000th of the way.
 
2021-07-20 8:15:43 AM  
Bears repeating. I wish they would stop calling these people astronauts. They are 'barely space' tourists at best. Giving these people pins and the astronaut label is insulting.
 
2021-07-20 8:16:21 AM  
Going to suck if they can't launch today after the constant hype on all the networks.
 
2021-07-20 8:17:07 AM  
Holy crap wow. The close ups of the rocket. That looks like a barn find on an episode of American Pickers.  Do they even attempt to refurbish that thing between their insanely long launch schedules?
 
2021-07-20 8:17:37 AM  

wingnut396: Nick Nostril: Am I the only one who looks at that single, little rocket engine on Bezos' Space Phallus and wonder "how does that dinky thing lift that rocket"? Maybe it's because I grew up in the age of the Apollo missions with those massive Saturn Vs, but it makes the whole thing look.... fake.

Because its not going into orbit, much less to the moon.  The Mercury rockets were dinky, I mean they were just modified ICBMs after all.


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2021-07-20 8:17:46 AM  

styckx: Bears repeating. I wish they would stop calling these people astronauts. They are 'barely space' tourists at best. Giving these people pins and the astronaut label is insulting.


They're just spam in a can!
 
2021-07-20 8:17:53 AM  

Nick Nostril: Am I the only one who looks at that single, little rocket engine on Bezos' Space Phallus and wonder "how does that dinky thing lift that rocket"? Maybe it's because I grew up in the age of the Apollo missions with those massive Saturn Vs, but it makes the whole thing look.... fake.


Because the Saturn V got its payload to the freaking moon. This thing is a glorified pogo stick.
 
2021-07-20 8:18:56 AM  

wingnut396: Nick Nostril: Am I the only one who looks at that single, little rocket engine on Bezos' Space Phallus and wonder "how does that dinky thing lift that rocket"? Maybe it's because I grew up in the age of the Apollo missions with those massive Saturn Vs, but it makes the whole thing look.... fake.

Because its not going into orbit, much less to the moon.  The Mercury rockets were dinky, I mean they were just modified ICBMs after all.


Oh. I thought the whole idea was to go to the moon to set up an Amazon warehouse.
 
2021-07-20 8:19:27 AM  
so he brought a long some likeable passengers so people will stop hoping his rocket explodes on launch?
 
2021-07-20 8:19:33 AM  
As I saw elsewhere, Bezos saying he went to space is like me having a one hour layover at Kennedy airport and saying I've seen New York City.
 
2021-07-20 8:19:49 AM  
Of course they're using a friggen EV with a starting price of $73,000.. So accessible!
 
2021-07-20 8:20:45 AM  
What's with the flashing light on a private road in the middle of bum fark?
 
2021-07-20 8:21:03 AM  
I hope it's not an Amazon Basics rocket. It might not make it back to earth. It's just circle the earth forever.
 
2021-07-20 8:21:06 AM  
Cowboy hat? Tory Bruno will have to sue.
 
2021-07-20 8:21:43 AM  
Here comes the cringe
 
2021-07-20 8:22:59 AM  
If I had billions of dollars, I'd probably get Disney+ AND Discovery+.
 
2021-07-20 8:24:46 AM  
Jeff is on his way to rescuesteal Starman and Elon's Roadster.
 
2021-07-20 8:26:21 AM  

sno man: 90 mins of pre-launch? Not even Branson was that shameless.


Takes a lot of foreplay to get it to blast off on time.
 
2021-07-20 8:26:33 AM  
No elevator?
 
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