Blue Origin recap: Michael Strahan calls trip to space ‘unreal’ after historic mission

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The “GMA” co-anchor joins 5 others on the New Shepard launch from West Texas.

Last Updated: December 11, 2021, 10:27 AM ET

“Good Morning America” co-anchor Michael Strahan and the Blue Origin crew of astronauts successfully blasted off to space and back to Earth aboard New Shepard on Saturday morning.

The Dec. 11 mission was the rocket’s third human flight this year and marked the first with a full astronaut manifest of six crew members in the capsule, according to Blue Origin.

The mission elapsed time was 10 minutes and 13 seconds with a maximum ascent velocity of 2,244 miles per hour, or 3,611 kilometers per hour.

Check out all the live details and recap below from the “Launch Site One” facility in the West Texas desert.

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