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Blue Origin has successfully released a six-person team to the edge of space for the very first time. The company, founded by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, took a team of personal astronauts consisting of a football star and the child of an astronaut on a 10-minute flight to the border between Earth and space in its NS-19 mission.
The mission, using a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, blasted off from Van Horn in Texas at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT) on Saturday, December 11. The complete crew consisted of four paying travelers (including a father and his child, the first time such a set has actually flown on the very same spaceflight), plus Blue Origin visitors Laura Shepard Churchley, child of the first U.S. astronaut Alan Shepard, and previous New York Giants football star and existing TV host Michael Strahan.
Strahan posted a video of himself after the flight to Twitter. Its tough to even describe it. Its going to take a little bit to process it, but it couldnt have actually gone better.”
Goal has a brand-new significance now!!!
&& mdash; Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) December 11, 2021The flight was livestreamed by Blue Origin, however do not worry if you missed out on out on enjoying it– you can replay the flight utilizing the video embedded below:
” We had a terrific flight today. This was our sixth flight in what has actually been a terrific year for the New Shepard program. We flew 14 astronauts to space, flew a NASA payload flight that tested lunar landing sensing units, and finished our accreditation test flights,” said Bob Smith, CEO of Blue Origin, in a declaration. “I wish to thank our payload consumers, our astronauts and, naturally, Team Blue for these numerous crucial achievements. I am so proud to be part of this hard-working and dedicated group that guarantees that each and every flight of New Shepard is safe and reliable. And, its enjoyable to state that this is simply the start.”
Strahan published a video of himself after the flight to Twitter. We flew 14 astronauts to area, flew a NASA payload flight that tested lunar landing sensing units, and finished our certification test flights,” stated Bob Smith, CEO of Blue Origin, in a declaration. I am so happy to be part of this hard-working and dedicated group that ensures that each and every flight of New Shepard is safe and reputable.