This Tuesday, the world witnessed how Jeff Bezos, the richest man on the planet, reached space aboard the New Shepard rocket.
Inside the ship manufactured by Blue Origin, the aerospace company created by Bezos in 2000, the founder and until recently CEO of Amazon traveled with his brother, Mark; 82-year-old pilot Wally Funk; and Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old Dutch student and the son of a billionaire, the agency reported EFE.
The rocket took off from a base in West Texas, USA, and, after exceeding 106 kilometers in height, began the return to Earth, in a journey of about 11 minutes in length.
Social networks were attentive to the live broadcast and they could not avoid a comparison with a famous scene of “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (Austin Powers: The seductive spy) when noticing the form that had the rocket New Shepard.
In the 1999 film starring Mike Myers and Heather Graham, “Dr. Malito” and “Mini-Me” take off from their “secret lair” to the Moon in a rocket, prompting a series of characters to react to the phallic shape of the ship, although they never manage to finish their sentences.
“It looks like a gigantic …”.
The rocket sequence was so well received in audiences that the film crew went and recorded even more. They even replicated the joke in the third movie, laughing that they had repeated the joke.
Inevitably, social networks were filled with reactions that noted the similarity between the Blue Origin rocket and that of “Dr. Malito”, where some celebrated that we are finally living in an “Austin Powers” movie and others “congratulated “To Bezos for the reference to the Myers tape.
Here we leave you with some of the reactions that abound this Tuesday on Twitter, where “Austin Powers” became a trend.
Once again T̶h̶e̶ ̶S̶i̶m̶p̶s̶o̶n̶s̶ Austin Powers predicted the future https://t.co/APqYzbVRck
— Adrien Noterdaem (@ADNz) July 20, 2021
Blue origin is Austin Powers’ Alan Parsons Project. Don’t lie to us. pic.twitter.com/l0gIgdudfZ
— MGS (@Marcesga) July 20, 2021
Life is Austin Powers now. pic.twitter.com/G4MPEd0XWv
— Karl’s farm hand (@MotherofPups) July 20, 2021
Blue origin rocket vs Austin powers space ship… At least Richard Branson had an original design when he went to space last week pic.twitter.com/TrcfJKN8Zo
— JoeHoh (@joe_hoh) July 20, 2021
As a person who grew up knowing every word to Austin Powers, I am just having that scene replay in my head over and over and over https://t.co/gI6qEc6EZI
— Kegan Reneau (@KeganReneau) July 20, 2021
That’s a bloody penis!!
Even Dr Evil from Austin Powers was more subtle than that… pic.twitter.com/JnFANLviJL
– The ???? (@ReturnOfTheEl_) July 20, 2021
Today’s release reminds us a lot of Dr Evil (from the movie Austin Powers) pic.twitter.com/8tp7ddJ6Ed
— Roselyn Lemus-Martin (@roslemusmartin) July 20, 2021
Meanwhile, on the radar at Austin Powers headquarters … pic.twitter.com/voj0MXunSA
– Daniel Jimenez (@danijimfer) July 20, 2021
— Chad B. Hamilton (@Globalnomad22) July 20, 2021
Austin Powers 2 already predicted what @JeffBezos ????????♂️
*Escena MEMORABLE, btw: https://t.co/qF8F5MQnvo pic.twitter.com/Uq3hV8PmDk
– Àlex Cubero (@alex_cubero) July 20, 2021