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When Jeff Bezos left Amazon to concentrate on his other projects we couldn’t even have imagined that it will be a business selling a gift rocket for 69$ to celebrate his trip into space. 

On July 20, Jeff Bezos who are the cofounder of Amazon and also the richest person in the world fulfilled his dream and went to space in a rocket from his rocket company, Blue Origin.

It was the finish of the so-called billionaire race. A week earlier before Bezos’ flight the other billionaire Richard Branson reached the edge of the space on his rocket from his company Virgin Galactic. 

According to Insider this November, you can put a near-perfect replica of that ship into your home. Estes Industries is selling a 1/66th scale replica of the New Shepard rocket starting at $69. It’s the product of a collaboration between Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, and longtime model rocket manufacturer Estes Industries.

The rocket can even be propelled into the sky about 400 feet by using generic model rocket engines.

“Like the Blue Origin New Shepard, you can fly the Estes New Shepard again and again,” the company’s pre-order page says.

Also, like Blue Origin’s rocket, the Estes model bears a striking resemblance to a vibrator — even more so, in fact, given the shrunken down size. As one YouTube commenter put it, “My sister has one of them in her drawer.”

That the price is $69, a common reference to the sexual position of the same name, is only adding fuel to the fire. 

A more expensive “Starter Set,” which costs $109, comes with everything you need to both build the rocket and propel it into the sky — a significant saving over the billions of dollars Jeff Bezos has invested in creating and funding Blue Origin.

Bezos — alongside his brother Mark, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, and 82-year-old Wally Funk — took the New Shepard rocket created by Bezos’ space company into suborbital space on the morning of July 20.

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