(WHTM) — Blue Origin’s third human flight in its New Shepard rocket is now set to launch on Saturday, Dec. 11. Among the crew of six astronauts lifting off from Launch Site One in Texas is “Good Morning America” host, Michael Strahan.
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Also on the crew of six is Laura Shepard Churchley, chair of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees; Dylan Talor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space; Evan Dick, an ATP-rated pilot and volunteer for Starfighters Aerospace; Lane Bess, principal and founder of Bess Ventures and Advisory; and Cameron Bess, a content creator who studied computer science and game design. Lane and Cameron will be the first parent-child pair to fly in space.
According to a press release from Blue Origin, Strahan was invited to join the crew of the flight and will receive a stipend for participating as a crew member. His stipend will be donated to The Boys & Girls Club.
As of Wednesday morning, the launch was delayed to Saturday morning due to forecasted winds, according to a tweet from Blue Origin.
To learn more about the crew and watch Saturday’s launch, visit Blue Origin’s website by clicking here. The stream will begin 90 minutes before the scheduled launch time.