‘Good Morning America’ Host Michael Strahan To Travel To Space With Blue Origin
Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan will be traveling to space aboard the next Blue Origin flight.
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, has announced that Strahan will be joining their next flight on December 9, along with five other passengers. Previous flights have took place earlier this year, but this will be the first time that Blue Origin will fill all six seats on its New Shepard rocket, named for Alan Shepard, the first American in space. Only four of the six seats have been taken on the previous two flights.
New Shepard sent Bezos himself into space on July 30, the first flight to carry people. The 60-foot rocket is designed for space tourism, and private seats are rumored to be priced at around $100 million.
Strahan, standing at 6’5″, had to get a specially measured suit and test out one of New Shepard’s seats to ensure he’d fit comfortably during the ride. The rocket will lift off at 9 a.m. CT on December 9 in Strahan’s home state of Texas.
The next step for Strahan is to head to Western Texas to further his training and meet the crew in person. There, he will ensure he’s ready for liftoff in preparation for the big launch.
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