Laura Shepard Churchley is the daughter of the first American in space Alan Shepard who is going be one of the six passengers on Blue Origin’s next flight. Her father had crossed the final frontier sixty years ago. Jeff Bezos’ space company has announced that its flight will launch on December 9 from the company’s base in West Texas.
Michael Strahan, who is an American television personality, is a guest on the voyage. He will be in the flight for a ten-minute round-trip to the internationally-recognized boundary of space and then the flight will be back on Earth again.
The other members of the crew will be Dylan Taylor, Evan Dick, Lane Bess and Cameron Bess. Lane and Cameron Bess will be the first parent-child pair to fly in space.
Blue Origin has named its rocket as New Shepard to honour the pioneering NASA astronaut Alan Shepard.
Alan Shepard was the fifth of twelve men to have set foot on the Moon. Laura Shepard has also said that she is very proud of her father’s legacy.