Celebs who plan to travel to space—and bought a ticket!
'Good Morning America' host Michael Strahan is taking off
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CELEBRITY Space travel
Sending humans to space once seemed like a sci-fi fantasy, but for years now there have been various spacecraft developments with increasingly nearer dates of departure aiming to send tourists to space. The appeal is obvious: you not only get to see Earth from a rare distance, but you also get to glimpse the vastness of the galaxy and experience the scientifically beneficial effects of being awestruck.
But, of course, this kind of innovative tourism costs a lot of money, and the first batch of people to go will have lots of cash to blow. So, it makes sense that many well-known celebrities have already bought themselves a seat well in advance. Some even bought their partners tickets years ago as well, and it looks like some famous exes might be taking the flight together.
Those who purchased their tickets are still waiting for commercial flights to open up, but a few lucky celebrities have been chosen to take part in the earliest test flights. William Shatner has already had his ride, and now 'Good Morning America' host Michael Strahan will be the next to head into space! Jeff Bezos is in a media war with Elon Musk and Richard Branson to get the most attention for his aerospace company, so choosing to send one of the biggest hosts of the biggest morning shows in the US was a good tactic! Strahan revealed that Bezos approached him and offered him a seat on the next Blue Origin space ship, and he accepted immediately. He will undergo a week and a half of training at the Blue Origin facility before lifting off on December 9.
Click through the gallery to see which other famous faces have reserved themselves a seat for the trip of a lifetime!