MOSCOW, November 23rd. / TASS /. Laura Shepard, daughter of first American astronaut Alan Shepard, will become one of six passengers on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft, the company said in a press release Tuesday.
“The crew for its upcoming NS-19 flight on Dec. 9 will include two guests of honor and four paying customers. Guests include Good Morning America co-presenter Michael Strahan and Laura Shepard Churchley, Alan Shepard’s eldest daughter. which was the first American to fly into space, “the company said.
According to Blue Origin, the paying clients are: space philanthropist and executive Dylan Taylor, investor Evan Dick, Bess Ventures founder Lane Bess, and his son Cameron Bess.
It will be the 19th flight of the New Shepard and “will bring a full manifesto of six astronauts into space for the first time,” the company said.
The launch is scheduled to take place at 9:00 local time on December 9 from a launch pad in West Texas.
On July 20, 2021, Blue Origin conducted the first manned suborbital flight of the New Shepard spacecraft with passengers on board, including Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos.