Happening Saturday: Michael Strahan is going to space

ORLANDO, Fla. — TV celebrity and former football great Michael Strahan will rocket into space Saturday morning.

Strahan was supposed to blast off Thursday from West Texas with five others for the 10-minute flight.


But on Wednesday, Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, bumped the launch to Saturday because of high wind. The launch broadcast will begin at 8:15 a.m.

Strahan is a co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and former NFL player.

Joining him on the short hop will be Laura Shepard Churchley, the oldest daughter of America’s first astronaut, Alan Shepard, as well as four paying customers.

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The company hasn’t disclosed the price.

The six space tourists will launch aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, 60 years after its namesake’s pioneering Mercury flight.

It will be Blue Origin’s third launch with people on board.

Photos: Michael Strahan through the years

Bezos strapped in for the first passenger flight in July.

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV in 2014.