Today's Ally and Karl crack up over billionaire's 'odd' space rocket

He's one of the richest men in the world but Today show hosts Ally Langdon and Karl Stefanovic weren't afraid to have a giggle at Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' expense.

The pair couldn't keep a straight face while discussing billionaire Bezos' plans to fly into space on Tuesday morning due to the undeniably phallic appearance of his rocket, 'Blue Origin'.

Today hosts Ally Langdon and Karl Stefanovic laugh at Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' rocket.
Today hosts Ally Langdon and Karl Stefanovic couldn't keep a straight face while discussing Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' space rocket. Photo: Channel Nine.

'A little odd'

With images of the long, cylindrical spacecraft projected on the screen behind them, Karl and Ally chuckled their way through the entire segment.

"Rockets everywhere this morning," Ally, 42, said with a smirk.

"Outdoing his fellow billionaires in the race to space, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos will blast into orbit next month," she added.

Gazing at the rocket, Karl, 46, wondered, "You know what they call that?"

"They call it Blue Origin," he said sniggered.

"Does that look a little odd to you, or is that just me?" he added.


Jeff Bezos introduces newly developed lunar lander
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos unveils the newly developed lunar lander "Blue Moon" on May 9. Photo: Getty Images.

Bezos blasts off

Jeff Bezos announced that he will make his maiden space voyage on the first human flight launched by his company Blue Origin on July 20.

The 57-year-old entrepreneur will be joined by his brother Mark on the 11-minute journey that will touch a point 60 miles above Earth.

Blue Origin is auctioning off the third seat in the capsule, with bidding already at $2.8 million.

Jeff captioned an Instagram video: "Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of travelling to space."On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend."

He confirmed earlier this year that he would be standing down as chief executive of Amazon to focus on other ventures.

In a letter to Amazon staff, he explained: "Being the CEO of Amazon is a deep responsibility, and it's consuming. When you have responsibility like that, it's hard to put attention on anything else.

"As Exec Chair I will stay engaged in important Amazon initiatives but also have the time and energy I need to focus on the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post, and my other passions.

"I've never had more energy, and this isn't about retiring. I'm super passionate about the impact I think these organisations can have."

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