Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin was set to launch its third space tourism flight on Thursday, but forecasted winds has pushed the mission to Saturday, December 11.

Launch Site One’s liftoff is scheduled for 9:00 AM ET. It will be located in Van Horn, West Texas.

This flight will include six passengers, who include Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan and Laura Shepard Churchley — the eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, who was the first American to fly to space.

They are Dylan Taylor, philanthropist and executive in the space industry, and Evan Dick. Cameron Bess is the founder of Bess Ventures. This will be the first time a parent and child duo has flown into space.

Wednesday’s announcement also states that the team has completed Flight Readiness Review and the vehicle has met all mission requirements for launch.

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin was set to launch its third space tourism flight on Thurs, but forecasted winds has pushed the mission to Sat. Liftoff from Launch Site One is now targeted for 9:45am ET from Launch Site One in the West Texas town of Van Horn (stock photo)

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin was set to launch its third space tourism flight on Thurs, but forecasted winds has pushed the mission to Sat. Launch Site One’s launch is scheduled for 9:45 AM ET (stock photo).

‘Astronauts will complete training today and weather remains as the only gating factor for launch,’ Blue Origin shared in a blog post.

Saturday’s mission marks New Shepard’s 19th flight and the first time the rocket will carry six people inside the Blue Origin capsule to space – previous missions only included four individuals.

A six-person team will take off at least 65 miles over the ocean surface. They’ll spend around 10 minutes in zero-gravity.

Blue Origin says that space travels are a way to help realize the company’s goal of thousands of Earth-friendly people.

Good Morning America co-host anchor Michael Strahan was gifted a seat on the New Shepard rocket

Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, who was the first American to fly to space, was also gifted a seat

Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan, and Laura Shepard Churchley (eldest daughter to Alan Shepard), were given their seats on the New Shepard rocket. The launch is scheduled for Dec 11.

Strahan was a New York Giants member who won a Super Bowl. He was also inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014

Strahan, who retired in 2009 has been a recipient of two Emmy awards and a Peabody Award as a journalist.

He co-hosts ‘Good Morning America’ and hosts the game show, ‘$100,000. Pyramid.

I have to admit, there are many people that look around and say “You know? Strahan spoke with Bezos in an interview following Blue Origin’s first human flight.

Pictured is space industry executive and philanthropist Dylan Taylor who will also be on the flight and paid for his seat

Pictured is investor Evan Dick, who paid for his seat

Dylan Taylor, an investor and space industry executive who is also philanthropist and a philanthropist, are the paying customers.

It’s not about going to space. The importance of this issue is also important for education, and the many other things on our planet.

Blue Origin informs Strahan that he was invited on the flight and will be receiving a stipend.

Shepard Churchley carries the famous last name of her father, Alan Shepard (pictured), the first American to go to space on May 5, 1961

Shepard Churchley bears the legendary last name of Alan Shepard (pictured), who was the first American in space.

However, he is planning on donating the amount to the Boys & Girls Club.

Shepard Churchley bears the name of her father, the man who sent Americans into space with a suborbital flight on the Mercury capsule Freedom 7 in May 1961.

Shepard Churchley, who spoke in an interview with Blue Origin, said that he finds it kind of funny to tell you that an original Shepard will fly the New Shepard.

She serves currently as the Astronaut Scholar Foundation Board Chair. The foundation provides mentorship and funding for students pursuing STEM-related careers.

Churchley will become America’s second and second-generation astronaut to reach space.

Richard Garriott (son of Owen Garriott who was a Skylab and Space Shuttle astronaut) was the first. He funded his 2008 trip to International Space Station.

According to collectSpace: “For our purposes today the thing that’s most interesting about Alan Shepard it that he’s the namesake of this vehicle, New Shepard. That’s because the mission profile which we did today is very close to the one Alan flew when they became the first American to go into space 60-ish years ago,” Bezos told a press conference after his flight.

Taylor, the third member of the flight, is the Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space, a global space exploration firm headquartered in Denver.

Pictured is Bess Ventures founder Lane Bess

Pictured is his son, Cameron Bess. The pair will become the first parent-child duo in space

Lane Bess Ventures founder Cameron Bess & Cameron Bess are the parents and children who will fly together in space.

Additionally, he is the founder and CEO of Space for Humanity, a global non-profit organization that organizes the world’s first Sponsored Citizen Astronaut Programme.

Dick is an engineer. He also invests and serves as a managing member for Dick Holdings.

Additionally, he’s an ATP-rated pilot which means he can fly any airline. He also enjoys riding his bike and sailing.

Cameron and Lane Bess will be the father-son team that first ventures into the last frontier.

The six passengers will experience the same journey as Bezos (second from right) did on July 20, when he, his brother Mark (second from left) ventured 66 miles above they surface. The brothers were joined by Oliver Daemen (left) and  Wally Funk (right)

Six passengers will travel the same route as Bezos (second left) on July 20th, when he and his brother Mark (second right) travelled 66 miles beyond the surface. The brothers were joined by Oliver Daemen (left) and  Wally Funk (right)

Shatner (second from left) who at 90 years old is the oldest person in space, took the epic journey in October with Chris Boshuizen (second from right) and Glen de Vries (right), as well as Audrey Powers (left), who is Blue Origin's vice president of mission - Shatner and Powers were honorary guests

Shatner (second left) is at 90 the oldest person to be in space. In October, he made the incredible journey with Chris Boshuizen (second right), Glen de Vries(right), and Audrey Powerss (left). Powers is Blue Origin’s vice president for mission.

Lane is most well-known for helping to start and grow two cybersecurity businesses, Zscaler Networks and Palo Alto Networks. His son, however, is a content creator.

Blue Origin says that Cameron is a pansexual.

Blue Origin’s first space tourist flight, which launched in July, included Bezos himself and the second on October 13 saw William Shatner, actor famed for playing Captain Kirk on Star Trek, travel 65 miles above the surface.

Bezos didn’t announce the price of the flight but Tom Hanks (actor) said that he wouldn’t pay 28 million for the seat in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel.


Jeff Bezos in front of Blue Origin's space capsule

Jeff Bezos standing in front Blue Origin’s capsule for space exploration

The ‘NewSpace’ group, Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson all claim they are inspired by 1969’s first moon landing. It was the moment when the US defeated the Soviet Union in space races.

Amazon founder Bezos looked poised to become the first to go to space. He had announced plans for launch on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft, July 20. But Branson beat him to it.

Virgin Galactic Astronaut 011 was born to a British billionaire.

Bezos travelled to space on July 20 with his younger brother Mark, Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old physics student whose dad purchased his ticket, and pioneering female astronaut Wally Funk, 82.

Musk is the SpaceX founder and Tesla founder. He has stated that Musk wants to fly into space.

SpaceX was the first operator of’space tourism to launch a civilian crew into space. The Inspiration4 mission was funded by Jared Isaacman, a billionaire. 

Elon Musk, a space-obsessed billionaire and SpaceX rocket builder, took him on his three-day orbital flight on the Dragon capsule. 

SpaceX seems to lead the billionaire race for space with multiple launches that carry NASA equipment to orbit and partnership agreements to launch tourists into space by 2021.  

On February 6 2018, SpaceX sent rocket towards the orbit of Mars, 140 million miles away, with Musk’s own red Tesla roadster attached. 

Elon Musk with his Dragon Crew capsule

Elon Musk in his Dragon Crew capsule

SpaceX also took two teams of astronauts with ESA, NASA and JAXA crew to the International Space Station.|International Space Station, with crew from NASA, ESA and JAXA, the Japanese space agency. 

SpaceX is sending 60 satellites to space in order to build its Starlink network. This system provides high-speed internet for rural areas and has already been tested. 

Virgin Galactic and Branson are using a completely different strategy to conquer space. It has repeatedly, and successfully, conducted test flights of the Virgin Galactic’s Unity space plane. 

The first took place in December 2018 and the latest on May 22, with the flight accelerating to more than 2,000 miles per hour (Mach 2.7). 

More than 600 affluent customers to date, including celebrities Brad Pitt and Katy Perry, have reserved a $250,000 (£200,000) seat on one of Virgin’s space trips. Final tickets will cost around $350,000.

Branson previously stated that he expected Elon Musk, his private rocket company SpaceX to win the race for Mars. 

Richard Branson with the Virgin Galactic craft

Richard Branson and the Virgin Galactic craft

SpaceShipTwo is capable of carrying six passengers, and can also carry two pilots. Every passenger has the exact same seat position, with 2 large windows: one on the side and one above the head.

It measures 60 feet in length and has a cabin measuring 90 inches. This allows astronauts maximum freedom to floate in zero gravity.

The rocket engine starts to ignite at 50,000 feet. SpaceShipTwo separates from White Knight II, its carrier craft after it has reached the 50-mile mark.

When they cross the Karman Line, which is the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and the Earth’s atmosphere, passengers become “astronauts”.

After that, the spaceship will make an orbital flight with about six minutes of weightlessness. The entire flight lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Bezos revealed in April 2017 that he finances Blue Origin with around $1 billion (£720 million) of Amazon stock each year.

This system is composed of a crew capsule and a booster rocket that can be reused as ‘New Shepard.    

The capsule reached 65 miles (104 kms) at its maximum height, just shy of the official space threshold. It landed vertically after seven minutes. 

Blue Origin is currently working on New Glenn. This next-generation heavy lift rocket will be in direct competition with SpaceX Falcon 9.