Michael StrahanHe has enjoyed a remarkable career path. A former New York Giants defensive player, he went on to become a successful TV host. Some would argue he’s been space-bound from the start. However, when we use the term space-bound in this case we also mean literally. The TV personality and former athlete plans to launch into real outer space. Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin rocket ship
A Call to Space
Blue Origin, which will be joined by six other guests, is scheduled to launch into space on the 9th December. Strahan will be one of them, as he has been invited to the flight. Laura Shepard Churchley Churchley is the oldest daughter of Alan Shepard. She was the first American in space.
The crew will consist of four remaining guests who have paid for the flight, which, as specially invited guests, Strahan and Shepard don’t have to worry about. The ticket prices haven’t been revealed, but safe to say it lies somewhere in the 7 digits.
Ground Control To Major Strahan
The following is an extract from the New York Post, “The four other customers include venture capitalist Lane Bess and his son, Cameron, as well as deep-pocketed investor Evan Dick. Angel investor and CEO of Voyager Space, Dylan Taylor, is also paying for a seat on the flight. Lane and Cameron Bess will actually be the first parent-child pair to fly into space [together].”
Blue Origin has been on three space missions before now, but this is the first time the ship will operate at full capacity. You may remember William Shatner took a flight on the Blue Origin just last month, and Bezos’ himself has traveled in it more than once.
10 minutes in Heaven
These flights are often referred to as full-on space travels. However, the flights are only ten minutes long and fly 66 miles straight up. This allows guests to touch the bottom of the sky before returning to Earth. Although it’s not a full-flight, it is an amazing moment of antigravity shenanigans.
It almost feels like it is a direct result of people being trapped in the house due to the Covid pandemic of the past two years. Some people are now attempting to leave the planet, even though they all can leave the house. Michael Strahan will be one of the first, but we can only assume that in a couple of years’ time, more and more celebrities will be able to scratch outer space off their bucket lists.