Blue Origin NS-19 Mission Recap

The NS-19 mission marks the sixth flight of the year for the New Shepard program. The astronaut manifest included, Laura Shepard Churchley, Michael Strahan, Evan Dick, Dylan Taylor, Cameron Bess, and Lane Bess.

EXCLUSIVE: Laura Shepard, A Legacy of Dreams

Space Channel Spotlight presents an exclusive interview with Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of pioneering US astronaut Alan Shepard took a joyride to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin Mission 19, 60 years after her late father’s famed suborbital NASA flight at the dawn of the Space Age. Laura Shepard Churchley, 74, who […]

GMA Host Michael Strahan, Laura Shepard and Four Others to Fly on Blue Origin’s Next Rocket

GMA Host Michael Strahan, Laura Shepard and Four Others to Fly on Blue Origin’s Next Rocket

Blue Origin announced today that Michael Strahan, co-anchor of Good Morning America, and Laura Shepard, daughter of Alan Shepard, the first American to make it to space and fifth man to land on the Moon, will fly on the NS-19 rocket on December 9 with Voyager Space Chairman and CEO Dylan Taylor, investor Evan Dick, Bess Ventures founder Lane Bess, and his child Cameron Bess. Lane and Cameron will be the first parent and child to fly into space together.

Blue Origin astronaut dies in small plane crash

Blue Origin astronaut dies in small plane crash

According to reports from Patch and the New Jersey Herald, de Vries, 49, and Thomas P. Fischer, 54, died when their single-engine Cessna 172 crashed Thursday in New Jersey. State police identified them on Friday.