The flight that will see Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan blast off into space has been delayed.
Jeff Bezos-owned private space company Blue Origin said it would have to wait to send it and the rest of its crew to the edge of space.
Weather is the only issue limiting the launch – vehicle checks have already been completed – meaning if everything goes according to plan it could be scheduled for later this week.
Strahan was supposed to blast off Thursday with five others off West Texas for a 10-minute flight. But on Wednesday, Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, postponed the launch on Saturday due to strong wind.
Strahan is a co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and a former NFL player.
Joining him on the short hop will be Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of America’s first astronaut Alan Shepard, as well as four paying clients. The company has not disclosed the price.
Six space tourists will launch aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, 60 years after the pioneering Mercury flight of its namesake. This will be Blue Origin’s third launch that people will attend.
Bezos made the first passenger flight in July.
Additional reporting by agencies
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