Blue Origin sets six-person tourist trip to space for Michael Strahan, Laura Shepard Churchley and first parent-child duo

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Blue Origin has announced its next manned space flight: a six-person launch set for December 9. This is the first time that Blue Origin is flying a full complement of six passengers on its New Shepard reusable rocket and capsule, and the group going on this trip includes Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan; Rocket named Alan Shepard’s daughter Laura Shepard Churchley; Dylan Taylor, CEO of Voyager Space; Ivan Dick, managing member of Dick’s Holdings; and mother and child duo Lane Bess and Cameron Bess.

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In keeping with Blue Origin’s tendency to achieve historic firsts with its manned space flight missions, this will be the first time a parent and child will travel to space together. Bess Ventures principal and founder Len Bess will be accompanied by Cameron Bess, a content creator and software developer.

Upper L to R: Lane Bass, Cameron Bass, Evan Dick; Lower L to R: Dylan Taylor, Laura Shepard Churchley, Michael Strahan


This will be Blue Origin’s third manned spaceflight so far, and this year’s third. New Shepard first flew two teams of four, first with a manifest that included Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and then in October itself to Blue Origin’s Audrey Powers, DCVC partner Chris Boshuizen and William Shatner with Medidata. Was sent. Co-founder Glenn De Vries, who tragically died in an airplane crash just weeks later.

The pace at which Blue Origin is hitting the Inn with its launch is impressive, especially considering the potential price tag for each ticket. With six-person flights, the company is improving its margins, allowing for slightly more affordable seats for those going upstairs, but it’s still bound to be an overwhelming luxury.

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard escorts its passengers to the edge of space, remaining suborbital but providing them with a few minutes of weightlessness and unparalleled views of Earth, before the capsule parachutes for landing in the West Texas desert. Slow down

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