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Teen on Blue Origin flight told Bezos he's never ordered off Amazon

Oliver Daemen told Reuters about his confession to the e-commerce giant's founder.


The crew of NS-16, the first crewed flight for Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin: Mark Bezos (left), Jeff Bezos, Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk.

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Oliver Daemen became the youngest person to visit space this week, but there's something else that sets the 18-year-old apart from the masses: He's apparently never ordered anything off Amazon before.

The Dutch teenager accompanied Jeff Bezos, the founder and former CEO of Amazon and the founder of space tourism company Blue Origin, aboard Blue Origin's first crewed flight Tuesday. Daemen reportedly told Bezos about his having never ordered from Amazon, to which the founder responded, "'Oh, wow, it's a long time ago I heard someone say that,'" according to a Friday report by Reuters. 

Daemen and Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

In addition to Daemen, Bezos was accompanied by his brother Mark and 82-year-old aeronautics legend Wally Funk as they headed off toward the boundary separating Earth and space as part of mission NS-16. You can rewatch the flight here.