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Michael Strahan Goes to Space on Blue Origin Mission!

Michael Strahan Goes to Space on Blue Origin Mission!

Michael Strahan is officially the first American news anchor to leave Earth!

The 50-year-old Good Morning America host went to space on Saturday (December 11) as one of six crew members on Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin.

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According to Blue Origin’s website, the 11-minute flight allows ticket holders to “travel over 3X the speed of sound to pass the Kármán Line at 100 km (62 mi), float weightless for several minutes, and witness life-changing views of Earth before descending gently under parachutes.”

On board was the eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, Laura Shepard Churchley, who was the first American to ever fly to space in May 1961.

They were joined by space philanthropist Dylan Taylor and Evan Dick, as well as Lane and Cameron Bess. Lane and Cameron became the first parent-child pair to travel to space together.

Michael shared that he would be taking some personal items with him to space in an interview with People, revealing that he took his Super Bowl XLII Ring, his Pro Football Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence, and two watches — one of which belonged to his maternal grandfather.

He also brought the 12 shell casings from the 12-gun salute performed at his father Gene‘s funeral, a pearl necklace from his girlfriend Kayla Quick‘s late grandmother, his ABC and FOX employee ID cards as well as a lucky $2 bill.

William Shatner went to space last month with the company and you can find out more about his trip here.

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