December 7, 2021

Retired NFL Legend Michael Strahan is Headed to Space Next Month

Discuss present host and NFL legend Michael Strahan introduced that he will probably be visiting area subsequent month.

The 50-year-old will be a part of Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard and 4 different paying prospects on the New Shepard spacecraft, which will probably be launched by Jeff Bezos’ sub-orbital spaceflight companies firm, Blue Origin. The December ninth mission would be the third to carry people to area on the New Shepard craft this 12 months.

The Corridor-of-Famer made the announcement throughout Tuesday’s episode of “Good Morning America.” 

The flight will solely final ten minutes and can launch from West Texas. All aboard will doubtless expertise practically three minutes of weightlessness. Passengers can even catch a shocking view of Earth’s curvature. Because the capsule descends, vacationers will probably be subjected to roughly six occasions the drive of Earth’s gravity.

Whereas Blue Origin has beforehand refused to disclose the price of tickets for a non-public journey to area, flights are estimated to run anyplace between $300,000 and $400,000.

Regardless of the fee, the previous New York Giants star stated that witnessing the primary Blue Origin flight was sufficient for him to resolve {that a} journey to area was definitely worth the hefty price ticket.