Michael Strahan has made a handful of career moves, from NFL player to sports TV personality to “Good Morning America” host. His latest endeavor? Astronaut.
Strahan took flight with five other passengers on Blue Origin’s third passenger space flight Saturday from the company’s West Texas launch site. The crew landed around 10:10 a.m. ET after being launched into the sky.
“I want to go back,” Strahan told his friends when he arrived back on land.
The 50-year-old TV personality covered the first human space launch from Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin this summer and since then, has been “enamored” with the human space travel, he said. His was the aerospace company’s third-ever human spaceflight.
“It was surreal,” Strahan described the experience in a video on Instagram Saturday. “It was unbelievable. It’s hard to even describe it. It’s going to take a little bit to process it.”
Others who joined him in flight include Laura Shepard Churchley, daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard; space industry philanthropist Dylan Taylor; investor Evan Dick; and the first-ever parent and child pair of Lane Bess and Cameron Bess.
Churchley and Strahan are honorary guests on the flight, while the four other crew members are paying customers.