The flight that saw Good Morning America lift anchor Michael Strahan The blast into space has been delayed.
Blue origin, the private space company owned by Jeff Bezos, says it will have to wait to get him and the rest of the crew to the edge of space.
Weather was the only issue limiting the launch – with vehicle checks completed – meaning it should be able to take off as scheduled this weekend if everything goes to plan.
Strahan was supposed to fly Thursday from West Texas with five others in a 10-minute flight. But on Wednesday, Jeff Bezos’ space tourism company, Blue Origin, pushed the launch date to Saturday because of high winds.
Strahan is the co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and a former NFL player.
Joining him on the short leg will be Laura Shepard Churchley, eldest daughter of America’s first astronaut, Alan Shepard, as well as four paying customers. The company did not disclose the price.
Six space tourists will launch on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, 60 years after its pioneering Mercury flight of the same name. This will be Blue Origin’s third launch with those on board.
Bezos began his first passenger flight in July.
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