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Pete Davidson Skipping Ride to Space on Jeff Bezos Rocket

Pete Davidson has bowed out of a short ride to space next week on a Jeff Bezos rocket. The Saturday Night Live star “is no longer able to join” the other five passengers on the next Blue Origin flight, Bezos’ space travel company said Thursday night. No other details were provided. The company announced earlier […]

Michael Strahan Completes Blue Origin Space Flight: “It Was Unbelievable”

Football star and TV celebrity Michael Strahan caught a ride to space with Jeff Bezos’ rocket-launching company Saturday, sharing the trip with the daughter of America’s first astronaut. “TOUCHDOWN has a new meaning now!!!” he tweeted after landing. Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas, sending the capsule on a 10-minute flight […]

Michael Strahan to Blast Off Into Space Aboard Blue Origin Rocket Next Month

Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan will add another item to his long resumé next month: astronaut. The NFL Hall-of-Famer turned TV host will fly to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket on Dec. 9, he said on GMA Tuesday morning. Strahan covered the first Blue Origin flight from the company’s Texas facility in July. “They […]

William Shatner Successfully Blasts Into Space

William Shatner successfully traveled into space aboard New Shepard NS-18, of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, on Wednesday. The 90-year-old Star Trek icon became the oldest person to leave the globe when he blasted off from the West Texas launch site at 7:50 a.m. PT. Blue Origin’s vp mission and flight operations, Audrey Powers, and crewmembers […]

William Shatner Headed to Space With Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

William Shatner is headed to space — this time it is for real. Jeff Bezos’ space travel company Blue Origin on Monday announced that the sci-fi TV and film icon would be a crewmember onboard New Shepard NS-18. The launch will take place Oct. 12. “I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m […]

Astronaut Terry Virts on Bezos Launch: “The Content That Could Be Made Is Really Exciting”

As retired NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander, Col. Terry Virts, watched Jeff Bezos’ space flight in Blue Origin’s New Shepard on Tuesday morning — the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11’s return to Earth — he envisioned how missions such as those from Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk could contribute to new opportunities […]