Sixty years after her father’s historic flight, she too will cross the ultimate frontier: Laura Shepard Churchley, daughter of the primary American in space Alan Shepard, might be one among six passengers on Blue Origin’s subsequent flight.
Jeff Bezos’ space firm introduced Tuesday its third crewed flight will launch on December 9, from Blue’s base in West Texas.
Churchley and American tv character Michael Strahan, who co-hosts “Good Morning America,” are friends on the voyage—a roughly 10-minute round-trip to the internationally-recognized boundary of space, and again once more.
The different 4 are paying clients: space trade govt and philanthropist Dylan Taylor, investor Evan Dick, Bess Ventures founder Lane Bess, and Cameron Bess. Lane and Cameron Bess will develop into the primary parent-child pair to fly in space.
Blue Origin’s suborbital rocket is known as New Shepard, in honor of pioneering NASA astronaut Alan Shepard.
“It’s kind of fun for me to say an original Shepard will fly on the New Shepard,” stated Shepard Churchley, who runs a basis that promotes science and raises funds for college students, in a video.
“I’m very proud of my father’s legacy.”
Alan Shepard carried out a 15-minute space flight on May 5, 1961, 23 days after the Soviet Union’s Yuri Gagarin, the primary human in space.
Shepard, who died in 1998, went on to be the fifth of twelve males to have set foot on the Moon.
Previous Blue Origin flights have flown the corporate’s billionaire founder Bezos in addition to Star Trek actor William Shatner to space.
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