The Dutch teen on Jeff Bezos' space flight had this surprise for the billionaire...
(SOUNDBITE) (English) 18-YEAR-OLD PHYSICS STUDENT, OLIVER DAEMEN, SAYING: "I told Jeff I never bought something on Amazon and he was like: 'oh, wow, it was a long time ago (the last time) I heard someone say that.’”
18-year-old Oliver Daeman became the world’s youngest space traveller
when he accompanied Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
on a 10-minute trip beyond Earth’s atmosphere
after another candidate bidding $28 million cancelled at the last minute
(SOUNDBITE) (English) 18-YEAR-OLD PHYSICS STUDENT, OLIVER DAEMEN, SAYING:
"I have always been interested in it and I have always followed Blue Origin and SpaceX and all the big players and then this came along. I always wanted to go to space, that was my ultimate, ultimate goal and I knew I was going to get there one way or another. But I never thought it was going to be this soon."
Also on the Blue Origin flight was Bezos' brother, Mark
and 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, the oldest person to go to space