- Lauren Sanchez stated she was crying and holding Jeff Bezos’ mother throughout Blue Origin’s first manned spaceflight.
- Bezos was on the Blue Origin’s spaceflight, which befell in 2021.
- Sanchez and Bezos received engaged in May.
In 2021, Blue Origin accomplished its first manned spaceflight. Jeff Bezos was onboard the flight, making for an emotional viewing for his fiancée, Lauren Sanchez.
“They were cracking jokes in the capsule, while I’m literally crying, holding his mother,” Sanchez informed Vogue’s Chloe Malle in regards to the launch. Vogue ran a profile story about Sanchez on Monday.
Sanchez and Bezos introduced their engagement in May. Their relationship first entered the general public eye after the National Enquirer reported on their extramarital affair amid Bezos’ divorce from MacKenzie Scott in 2019.
Accompanying Bezos on his 2021 flight have been his brother Mark; Oliver Daemen, a Dutch teenager and Blue Origin’s first ever paying buyer; and Wally Funk, an aviator who was beforehand denied the prospect to enter house within the Sixties due to her gender.
Bezos informed Vogue that seeing his whole household come out to want him and his brother goodbye earlier than the rocket launch was a profound second.
“You get to see how loved you are by so many people,” Bezos stated.
Before the launch, Sanchez commissioned silver feather necklaces for the crew, per Vogue. They have been engraved with Blue Origin’s motto “Gradatim Ferociter” — “step by step, ferociously.” The necklaces additionally got here with customized baseball caps with the phrase “Love you to space and back” — Sanchez and Bezos’ favourite phrase — embroidered in her handwriting.
Passengers on the Blue Origin flight skilled round three minutes of weightlessness after their rocket crossed the Kármán line, the boundary 62 miles above sea degree that some specialists say is the purpose the place house begins.
In January, Sanchez informed The Wall Street Journal she was planning on heading into house on a Blue Origin rocket alongside a crew of 5 different ladies by early 2024.