Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, kissed her billionaire just after he returned safely to Earth this morning after his successful space launch.
The 51-year-old was spotted hugging and kissing her Amazon founder boyfriend shortly after he got out of the capsule in Texas on Tuesday morning.
Bezos was seen hugging his mother Jacklyn immediately after he got out of the capsule before turning to his girlfriend.
Sanchez, who wore a white $2,600 Oscar de la Renta minidress and cowboy boots, took off her hat to hug Bezos.
She then congratulated the others, including Bezos’ brother Mark, teenager Oliver Daemen, who became the youngest person in space, and former NASA intern Wally Funk, who became the oldest.
At one point, you could see Sanchez – a former TV host – jumping and cheering while Bezos and the others drank champagne.
Lauren Sanchez was spotted hugging and kissing her boyfriend Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, shortly after he got out of the capsule in Texas on Tuesday morning.
Sanchez, who wore a white dress and cowboy boots, was the second person to hug Bezos after the near-space mission
Bezos’ children, who he shares with ex-wife MacKenzie Scott, were also there to welcome their father back.
“Best day ever,” Bezos said immediately after the capsule landed on the desert floor at the end of its 10-minute flight.
“That was unbelievable, that was unbelievable.”
Champagne was flowing as the crew exited the capsule after being removed by the ground team from Bezos’ missile company Blue Origin.
Bezos emerged from the pod wearing his cowboy hat.
It was a mission of firsts, with Jeff Bezos becoming the richest man to go to space, Funk the oldest, and Oliver the youngest astronaut to date.
His New Shepard rocket lifted off from remote Texas on the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a date specially chosen by Bezos for its historical significance.
You could see Sanchez jumping and cheering as Bezos and the other astronauts drank champagne to celebrate their arrival.
The 51-year-old took off her hat to kiss Bezos after he landed back in Texas on Tuesday
Sanchez then congratulated the others, including Bezos’ brother Mark, teenager Oliver Daemen, who became the youngest person in space, and former NASA intern Wally Funk, who became the oldest.
Bezos could be seen hugging his mother Jacklyn (above) as he first emerged from the capsule before turning to his girlfriend
He kept the date even after Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson pushed up his own flight, meaning he had to defeat Bezos in space by nine days.
He held on to it even as Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson pushed his own flight from New Mexico up in the race for space tourist dollars, beating him into space for nine days.
Unlike Branson’s piloted rocket plane, Bezos’ capsule was automated and had no official personnel on board for the up-and-down flight.
Sir Richard Branson tweeted his congratulations to the fellow astronauts after they landed back on Earth.
Blue Origin reached an elevation of about 66 miles, which was more than 10 miles higher than Branson’s July 11 ride.
The 60-foot booster accelerated to Mach 3 or three times the speed of sound to get the capsule high enough, before splitting and landing upright.
The passengers had several minutes of weightlessness to hover around the spacious white capsule before returning to Earth.
“That was unbelievable, that was unbelievable,” Bezos shouted into the capsule, adding that “I was amazed at how easy zero g was, remarkably natural,” while Mark said it was “like swimming.”
“Good morning astronauts and welcome aboard the RSS First Steps,” was the first message Capcom heard when all four astronauts were strapped into the capsule in their five-point seat belts.
The crew walked to the rocket about 45 minutes before launch and got into a capsule with 10 times the volume of the one Alan Shepard used to become the first American in space.