'GMA's' Michael Strahan to go to space aboard Blue Origin's 'New Shepard'

ByJennifer Matarese WABC logo
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Michael Strahan announces he will be going to space
"Good Morning America's" Michael Strahan announced he will be traveling to space aboard Blue Origin's "New Shepard."

NEW YORK -- "Good Morning America's" Michael Strahan announced that he will be blasting off into space aboard Blue Origin!

He makes his journey on December 9.

Strahan shared the details of his preparations alongside the company's founder, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, before the big announcement. This is Blue Origin's third human flight.

He was measured for a special suit and at a height of 6'3" they had to make sure he could sit comfortably in the seat aboard "New Shepard."

Also flying with Michael Strahan are Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of the first American ever to fly into space - Alan Shepard, the first father-son duo Lane Bess and Cameron Bess of Bess Ventures, investor Evan Dick, and space entry philanthropist Dylan Taylor.

So far, he's met them over zoom and calls them "a great team."

"I wanted to go to space, I think being there at the first launch was just mind-blowing," Strahan said.

"I just wanted to be a part of it," he added.

Next, he heads to Texas for additional training and safety procedures and to meet the flight crew in person ahead of the big launch.