NEW YORK — Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan will be among the crew on Blue Origin’s next flight to space.
Strahan, who turned 50 Sunday, shared details about his preparations for Dec. 9 flight in a Tuesday segment. Good Morning America. Strahan was seen in his spacesuit while testing out flight seats.
Strahan stated on GMA that Blue Origin approached him and asked him if he would like to fly in an upcoming mission.
Strahan replied, “Without hesitation, i said yes,”
According to the company, Strahan will join Laura Shepard Churchley (eldest daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard) on Tuesday.
Four other paying customers will join the flight: Evan Dick (investor Evan Dick), Lane Bess (founder of Bess Ventures) and Cameron Bess (space industry executive and philanthropist).
This will be New Shepard’s third human flight of the year, and its first attempt to send six astronauts into space.
Blue Origin rockets previously carried billionaire Jeff Bezos, the company founder, and William Shatner, the actor from Star Trek into space.
The Dec. 9, launch is the latest milestone in what has been a landmark year in private space travel. Virgin Galactic’s billionaire founder Richard Branson was the first to go into space, while Elon Musk’s SpaceX conducted many human flights with NASA.