Blue Origin discloses the 6 passengers for its next spaceflight, including 'Good Morning America' anchor Michael Strahan and the daughter of the first American to fly to space
- Jeff Bezos'
Blue Originhas announced six passengers for the next flight on its New Shepard rocket.
- They include the "Good Morning America" anchor Michael Strahan and Laura Shepard Churchley.
Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, announced on Tuesday that it planned to send six passengers to the edge of
ABC's "Good Morning America" coanchor Michael Strahan and Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of the US astronaut
"An original Shepard will fly on the New Shepard," Shepard Churchley said in a Blue Origin Twitter video on Tuesday.
Strahan said in a "GMA" clip posted on Twitter that he said yes "without hesitation" when Blue Origin approached him.
Strahan, a two-time Emmy winner, said in the video that he began preparing for the flight two weeks ago.
Blue Origin said the other four passengers were paying customers: the space-industry executive and philanthropist Dylan Taylor, the investor Evan Dick, Bess Ventures founder Lane Bess, and the content creator Cameron Bess.
Lane and Cameron Bess will be the first parent-child duo to fly in space, Blue Origin said.
Insider contacted Blue Origin about ticket prices, but it did not immediately respond. A seat on New Shepard for the company's first human flight brought in $28 million in an auction in June.
This is Blue Origin's third human flight. The six passengers are set to fly about 62 miles into the sky.
The six space tourists will experience a few minutes of weightlessness before floating back to Earth in a pressurized capsule that detaches from the rocket.
Previous New Shepard flights have lasted about 11 minutes.
Blue Origin is targeting a 9 a.m. CT liftoff on December 9 from its launch site in the
Its previous flight carried the "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and three other passengers. The passengers on the company's first human spaceflight consisted of Bezos, his brother, the 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, and Oliver Daemen, a Dutch teen.
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