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Alan Shepard’s Daughter Completes Journey To Space With Blue Origin

Christina Horsten and Can Merey dpa

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) "Laura Shepard Churchley, daughter of Alan Shepard (1923-98), who went to space as a NASA astronaut in 1961, and TV presenter Michael Strahan were given their trips free of charge. "I wanna go back," Strahan said after flying to the edge of space. "The Gs — it's not a facelift, it's a face drop."

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The daughter of the first American in space, a TV presenter and four other passengers made a short trip into space on Saturday.

They were transported by the New Shepard rocket system, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' company Blue Origin, and returned safely to Earth after a 10-minute flight, landing in Texas."And, capsule touchdown! Welcome back to Earth, crew of #NS19.

Laura, Michael, Evan, Dylan, Cameron, and Lane," Blue Origin tweeted shortly afterwards.

Laura Shepard Churchley, daughter of Alan Shepard (1923-98), who went to space as a NASA astronaut in 1961, and TV presenter Michael Strahan were given their trips free of charge. "I wanna go back," Strahan said after flying to the edge of space. "The Gs — it's not a facelift, it's a face drop.

I know what I'm going to look like at 85," he said about the G-force.The other four passengers paid for their tickets: space engineer Dylan Taylor, investor Evan Dick, technology entrepreneur Lane Bess and his son Cameron. Blue Origin did not disclose how much they each paid for their ticket. The launch, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed to Saturday due to forecast winds, Blue Origin said.

This was the third manned trip Blue Origin has made into space from Texas. On the first in July, Amazon founder Bezos himself was on board, along with his brother Mark, an 82-year-old former US pilot and an 18-year-old Dutchman. The second, in October, featured 90-year-old Canadian actor William Shatner, who became world famous for his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, former NASA engineer Chris Boshuizen, entrepreneur Glen de Vries and Blue Origin's vice president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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