Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan called today’s Blue Origin trip “unreal” and quipped that he wants “to go back”.
The former New York Giants Hall of Famer was one of the six who blasted off in Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spacecraft, New Shepard (NS-19), for a ten-minute flight this afternoon.
Strahan and Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut to go to space, were “honorary guests” and took part in the trip for free.
They were joined by Space for Humanity founder Dylan Taylor, engineer and investor Evan Dick, venture capitalist Lane Bess and his 23-year-old son Cameron Bess. According to Blue Origin, the Besses are the first parent-child pair to fly to space together.
Speaking after landing back in Texas, Strahan said: “It was surreal… it was unbelievable. It’s hard to even describe it, it’s going to take a little bit to process it but it couldn’t have gone better.”
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