CM – Blue Origin is ready to send NFL, TV’s Strahan into space


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December 11, 2021

by Marcia Dunn

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin is about to send former NFL star Michael Strahan into space with a football.

The co-host of ABC’s « Good Morning America » ​​and former New York Giant prepared for a morning explosion from West Texas on Saturday. Five more will accompany him on the 10-minute flight, including the oldest daughter of the first American in space, Alan Shepard. Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket is named after him.

Strahan packed his Super Bowl ring and freshly eliminated No. 92 jersey for the ride. Bezos also brought a soccer ball on board that will go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Laura Shepard Churchley picks up a tiny portion of her father’s Freedom 7 Mercury capsule, which shot up in 1961, as well as some Memorabilia that accompanied him to the moon on Apollo 14 in 1971.

This is Blue Origin’s third passenger flight. Bezos, who founded Amazon six years before Blue Origin, debuted in July. The second, in October, featured actor William Shatner – Captain James Kirk of the TV original « Star Trek ».

The reusable, automated capsule will be particularly full this time around. Instead of four, there will be six, including four paying customers.

Originally, Blue Origin was targeting Thursday for launch, but strong winds forced a delay.

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