Michael Strahan’s Blue Origin space trip delayed
A Blue Origin space trip that Michael Strahan is slated to be a passenger on has been delayed due to forecasted high winds on Thursday and Friday, the company announced Wednesday.
The latest flight from Jeff Bezos’s space travel company was supposed to launch on Thursday but has been pushed back to Saturday.
“Astronauts will complete training today and weather remains as the only gating factor for launch,” Blue Origin wrote in a release.
Strahan, the co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and a former NFL defensive lineman, is among six people who are scheduled to be on the 10-minute space flight. Among those joining Shahan on the trip is Laura Shepard Churchley, the oldest daughter of America’s first astronaut, Alan Shepard.
The trip will be the company’s third passenger voyage since it began its space tourism launches in July. Passengers on previous trips included Bezos and actor William Shatner.
Strahan said being present at the “mind-blowing” first launch fueled his desire to experience it for himself.
“It’s going to take a while, but I do believe that it will bring a lot of technological breakthroughs and also innovations to us here on Earth, and I just want to be a part of it. I was really enamored,” he said on “Good Morning America” last month.
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