Biography & Net Worth: Michael Strahan: Space Flight Time, Blue Origin Space Flight, Space Cost, Did Pay to Go to Space?

Michael Strahan: Space Flight Time, Blue Origin Space Flight, Space Cost, Did Pay to Go to Space?

Michael Strahan is an American television personality, journalist, and former professional American football player. He played all 15 seasons of his career with the New York Giants of the National Football League.

Michael Strahan: Space Flight Time, Blue Origin Space Flight, Space Cost, Did Pay to Go to Space?

Space Flight Time:

Liftoff time on Saturday (Dec. 11) is subject to technical matters and weather.

Liftoff is expected from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One at 9:45 a.m. EDT (8:45 a.m. local time or 1445 GMT). 

But that is subject to change due to weather or technical issues with the New Shepard vehicle or other systems.

Blue Origin Space Flight:

Blue Origin will start its coverage at 8:15 a.m. EDT (1215 GMT) at BlueOrigin.com. We’ll simulcast here at Space.com, if possible. The company also plans mission updates through @BlueOrigin on Twitter.

Six people will fill the seats of New Shepard this time, marking the first time the spacecraft is at capacity.

The starring guest, Strahan, is also a retired football player, having been a defensive end for the New York Giants for 15 seasons. Below is a list of the other people planning to reach suborbital space on the mission.

Space Cost:

Michael Strahan: Space Flight Time, Blue Origin Space Flight, Space Cost, Did Pay to Go to Space?

Virgin Galactic has said its suborbital tourist flights will cost at least $450,000 a seat. Blue Origin hasn’t discussed prices for its launches.

The company’s latest tourism flight had four paying customers on board: space-industry executive Dylan Taylor; Evan Dick, an investor; and investor Lane Bess and his child.

Two guests who didn’t pay for their seats were along for the ride as well: “Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan and Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, who in 1961 became the first American to reach space.

Did pay to go to space?:

Virgin Galactic has said its suborbital tourist flights will cost at least $450,000 a seat. Blue Origin hasn’t discussed prices for its launches.

In July, Mr. Bezos said the company was approaching $100 million in sales for its tourist space trips.

Tom Vice, chief executive at Sierra Space, said tourism trips are expected to be a big part of the company’s business in the future.

The company, part of contractor Sierra Nevada Corp., recently raised $1.4 billion to use in part to continue developing the Dream Chaser Spaceplane, a reusable spacecraft designed to land like a commercial jet.