Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos successfully rocketed up more than 65 miles on Tuesday, and declared that the event had made for his "Best day ever."

Bezos, his brother Mark, aeronautics legend Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen flew on a New Shepard rocket, landing safely in the West Texas desert after a trip of more than eight minutes.

It's just my guess, but I think Bezos may have been blasting Bo Burnham during the flight: "Come on, Jeffrey, you can do it / Pave the way, put your back into it / Tell us why, show us how / Look at where you came from, look at you now."

True, Bezos didn't actually "pave the way": he was the second billionaire businessman to head to space, with Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson beating him by 9 days, but his trip has inspired just as many memes and jokes. Here are some of the funniest ones

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Or Universities

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MrOwlAteMyMetalWorm.
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1 week ago

Or open a hospital or university.

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Bullseye

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The post-flight briefing was shown a video of the occupants performing somersaults and tumbles during four minutes of weightlessness.

Stunning views of the Earth could be seen outside — the crew travelled in a capsule with the biggest windows flown in space, offering stunning views of the Earth.

Jeff Bezos was surprised by the sensation of microgravity: "It felt so normal," he said.

Funk added: "It was great, I loved it, I can hardly wait to go again." In the 1960s, she was one member of a group of women called the Mercury 13. They underwent the same screening tests as male astronauts, but never got to fly under the US national space program.

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mph seti
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1 week ago

The more you have, the less you pay for. Taxes, meals, room and board, event tickets...Almost everything is comped for the rich and famous.

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Sergy Yeltsen
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1 week ago

Couldn't agree more.

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Wistiti
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1 week ago

Pity it didn't crash.

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Eventually, Bezos also revealed what the astronauts spoke about as they were in the capsule ahead of the launch; he told his crewmates that the flight was not just about "adventure" but also the start of "something big."

"What we're doing is the first step of something big, and I know what that feels like, I did it three decades ago, nearly three decades ago, with Amazon," Bezos said. "Big things start small, but you can tell when you're onto something, and this is important."

"We're going to build a road to space so that our kids and their kids can build the future, and we need to do that, we need to do that to solve the problems here on Earth,” Bezos added. “This is not about escaping Earth."

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denzoren
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1 week ago

I mean...talk about a midlife crisis. A convertible just didn't cut it.

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
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1 week ago

Have no line for women toilet? That's something I never saw.

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Robert T
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1 week ago

"I see that Jeff Bezos has made it into space astride his giant phallic rocket. The massive bell-end made it safely back to Earth by parachute, along with the rest of the capsule. Just waiting for the Austin Powers inspired memes now. 😉" It didn't take long, and I'm not disappointed. :D

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The billionaire said Earth is "the only good planet" in our solar system, and "we've sent robotic probes to all of them."

"When you go to space and see how fragile it is, you want to take care of it even more, and that's what this is about," he explained.

Bezos estimated that Blue Origin has already approached some $100 million in private ticket sales.

While building space infrastructure will take decades, Bezos believes that "This is how it starts."

The memers, however, seem to disagree.

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Miss Cris
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1 week ago

If it's his best time, his partner must be disapointed.

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Fucking Bezos

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Sharon Vaughn
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1 week ago

He was only in space 10 minutes. I think he went before he left home.

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denzoren
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1 week ago

Normally I'd say nah people are just stretching to make it seem phallic...not this time. That's a giant d**k. No question about it. That had to be planned right?

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Ngl Space Sounds Cooler Than Taxes

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Hans
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1 week ago

I doubt that paying taxes is even on the TODO list.

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Jane Alexander
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1 week ago

Shoulda kept him there for 16 hours and having to pee really badly the whole time!

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Lord Bezos And His Rock Hard Rocket.

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Sky Render
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1 week ago

I wonder if this will cause insecure men everywhere to strap enormous phalluses to their absurdly lifted trucks, badly tuned motorcycles and excessively loud sports cars?

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Miss Cris
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1 week ago

Entire internet... not me!

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boredpanDaman
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1 week ago

"one small d!ck in my pants, one giant d!ck in space"

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Apachebathmat
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1 week ago

But just the tip doesn’t count,right? Asking for a friend

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Carmen Sandiego
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1 week ago

Ok this is my fav

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TmKhr
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1 week ago

A big d**k flying a giant d**k

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Ray Martin
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1 week ago

Oh come on! Censoring dildo?

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denzoren
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1 week ago

Oh how comedy has turned into reality. Lol

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HardTruths
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1 week ago

P^2??

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
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1 week ago

Why wasn’t grandma allowed to stand??

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Benjamin Tang
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1 week ago

I agree with a living wage. I don't agree with public ownership.

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

A d**k, inside a bigger d**k, making the ultimate d**k move.

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Omar Pearson
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1 week ago

Looks especially phallic here... FEED THE POOR BOZO'S!!!

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Iggy
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1 week ago

Poor Peter Griffin! That's not a regularly used sentence!

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Miss Cris
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1 week ago

Also the worst human.

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Miss Cris
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1 week ago

But what about being in your own penis?

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Leslie Burleson
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1 week ago

I just spit out my drink

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Miss Cris
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1 week ago

Mmm... not human but men.

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Maybe next time we’ll blast them into space, but without the rockets.

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If Jeff Bezos Launched His Rocket In Japan (Fixed)

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YoyoSthlm
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1 week ago

This made me laugh so much

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Falcon
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1 week ago

I didn't know Mr. Dickhead was part of the Fantastic 4 🤔

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago (edited)

Would that he had done so, using this method. Maybe next time his own employees will rise up and make it happen. Then they can bring his ex-wife in to take over running the company, or make it an employee-owned corporation.

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Leslie Burleson
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1 week ago

I wonder if they used the Preperation H plan

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Brian Bennett
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1 week ago

You can't overcompensate nothing- can you?

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Raven Sheridan
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1 week ago

F**k you Jeff Bezos!

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Miss Cris
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1 week ago

That's why he came back so quickly.

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Carmen Sandiego
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1 week ago

Those emoticons (or whatever they are called) tho

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