Two petitions have appeared on Change.org asking not to return the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, billionaire Jeff Bezos, to Earth after a flight into space on July 20, Business Insider reports.
The petitions were created three days after Bezos announced his participation in a suborbital space flight aboard the New Shepard rocket with his brother Mark.
The first petition, "Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth," explains that "billionaires should not exist… on earth or in space, but should they decide the latter, they should stay there." At the time of this publication, this petition was signed by more than 120 thousand people.
The second petition is called "Petition To Not Allow Jeff Bezos Re-Entry To Earth." Its author calls Bezos "an evil overlord hellbent on global domination." At the time of this writing, the petition has been signed by more than 22 thousand people.
On July 20, the billionaire will take an 11-minute suborbital flight on Blue Origin's New Shepard with his brother Mark. As soon as New Shepard reaches the Karman line – an imaginary boundary 100 km above the Earth's surface – the capsule will separate from the accelerator, re-enter the atmosphere, and return to Earth using parachutes.