- Jeff Bezos and three crew successfully flew past the Karman line to space on Tuesday.
- Footage of the launch drew comparisons to the 1999 film “Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me.”
- Viewers on social media compared Bezos and his rocket to the film’s villain, Dr. Evil.
Jeff Bezos gave the world quite a show on Tuesday when he rocketed past the Karman line and into space with crewmates Mark Bezos, Wally Funk, and Oliver Daemen.
On social media, viewers drew swift comparisons between the livestreamed launch and the second installment of the Austin Powers film franchise, in which the hero’s nemesis Dr. Evil flees earth in an anatomically suggestive spacecraft.
—Sgt. Giddyap Carruthers (@WildjCard) July 20, 2021
Others compared their aspirations.
—The Tennessee Werewolves (@TNwerewolves) July 20, 2021
—Tommy GB ✌🏻 (@TommyGB64) July 20, 2021
Still others noted the fashion similarities.
—Dominick Sannelli (@dsannelli7) July 20, 2021
Canada weighed in
—Netflix Canada (@Netflix_CA) July 20, 2021
In short, no, you weren’t the only one to see it.