Blue Origin taps Michael Strahan and others for the next flight


Jeff Bezos– Proprietary space exploration company Blue Origin tapped new crew members for its next launch into space in New Shepard on Tuesday, including TV personality and former NFL player Michael Strahan.

According to Blue Origin, this is New Shepard’s 19th launch and the third manned flight into space. The return flights to and from Earth were about 10 minutes in the past.

“Blue Origin today announced on December 9 that the crew of its upcoming NS-19 flight will consist of two honorary guests and four paying customers,” Blue Origin said in a press release Tuesday. “Guests included Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan and Alan Sheppard’s eldest daughter, Laura Shepard Churchly, who was the first American to fly into space.”

The four customers who pay are space exploration company Voyager Space Holdings CEO Dylan Taylor, investor Evan Dick and Bess Ventures founder Lane Bess and their son Cameron Bess. According to Blue Origin, the father-son duo will be “the first parent-child pair to fly in space.”

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The company is not disclosing the individual price that consumers have to pay to get started.

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New Orchard’s third manned flight into space has further enhanced its vision of “millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of the Earth,” Blue Origin said in its press release.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew Jeff Bezos and Wally Funk arrive for a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas, after flying into the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. (Photo by Joe Radel / Getty Images)

The launch will be live on Blue Origins Launch Site in West Texas with a liftoff target of 9 CST on December 9th. Viewers can view the release on BlueOrigin.com.

Bezos flew into space aboard the New Shepard in July – the company’s first manned aircraft, 62 miles from Earth.

Blue Origin announced earlier this month that it plans to develop a commercial space station, conceived as a “mixed-use business park” built in low Earth orbit. The new effort, dubbed Orbital Reef, is expected to be operational by the end of the decade.

LOVEBYLIFE Business’ Breck Dumas contributed to this report.

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