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GMA star Michael Strahan shares incredible new pictures from space adventure

Michael spent 11 minutes in space

Good Morning America star Michael Strahan has shared a series of incredible pictures from his time on his space adventure with Blue Origin. Michael was one of six astronauts on board, and the crew has been named the "original six' as each of the previous flights had four members.

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He was joined by Laura Shepard Churchley, Evan Dick, Dylan Taylor, Cameron Bess and Lane Bess. His pictures showed the six after they retouched back down on Saturday 11 December after an 11-minute flight. The six had their fists punched in the air in the first picture while the second saw them beaming outside the capsule that returned them to Earth.

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WATCH: GMA's Michael Strahan rockets into space

The TV host has been eagerly awaiting this moment after it was delayed days prior due to wind conditions.

But on 11 December he did something he thought he could only dream of and skyrocketed to the edge of space with the spaceflight company.

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They were seen via live stream on CNN boarding the rocket approximately 30 minutes ahead of the planned launch.

William Shatner - who went to space on the last Blue Origin launch - shared a message for the crew ahead of the flight and joked that they had already managed the hardest part - walking up the plentiful steps to the rocket.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Michael shared new pictures with fans

The rocket then took off successfully at a little past 10am ET in the rural town of Van Horn, Texas.

Michael and the crew could be heard saying how incredible it was from inside the capsule.

The flight was suborbital meaning it would not make it to orbit. But it did go more than 62 miles above Earth and past the Kármán line, the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and outer space.

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Michael lands back on Earth 

As he left the capsule on return, Michael said: "That was beyond. I want to go back."

The former NFL player took treasured possessions with him on the trip, previously revealing that he would take his retired Giants jersey, a Hall of Fame ring, a Super Bowl ring, as well as "the most special thing to me", the shell casings that were fired from the gun at his father's military funeral.

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