‘This is heaven!’: Watch Michael Strahan and crew float in space in this Blue Origin launch video

With tiny footballs, cheers and wide smiles, Blue Origin’s biggest crew of space tourists yet clearly had a blast on their trip to space this weekend. 

Blue Origin launched the six space tourists — a team that included former NFL star and “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan — on a New Shepard rocket from the company’s Launch Site One near Van Horn, Texas early Saturday (Dec. 11). Hours later, Blue Origin unveiled a 45-second video clip showing what the space experience was like for Strahan and his crewmates. 

Video recap: Watch Blue Origin launch Michael Strahan to space

The crew members of Blue Origin NS-19 hold mini-footballs in space on Dec. 11, 2021, in a screenshot of a brief cabin video.  (Image credit: Blue Origin)

The GMA host only appears briefly in the video, which offers a brief glimpse into the full 10 minute, 13 second flight. But his cheers and those of his fellow passengers are clear, as are comments from crew member Laura Shepard Churchley.