Giants Legend Michael Strahan Says He'll Participate in 'Blue Origin' Space Launch

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVNovember 23, 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 06: Michael Strahan on stage Daymond John interviews him during the 2021 Black Entrepreneurs Day at The Apollo Theater on October 06, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
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Michael Strahan is headed to space.

The Hall of Fame defensive end-turned-Good Morning America host said Tuesday he will take part in the latest Blue Origin launch next month.

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Blue Origin is the aerospace manufacturer owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos. The New Shepard rocket has already launched into space this year, with Bezos and William Shatner being among the people to take to the sky.

Strahan said Bezos called him to personally invite him on the latest mission, which will also include the daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American to travel into space.