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Blue Origin space travel Michael Strahan football displays at the Hall of Fame in Guangzhou

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Blue Origin space travel Michael Strahan football displays at the Hall of Fame in Guangzhou

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A football carried into space by retired NFL star turned TV personality Michael Strahan has landed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

“Flying in space with Blue Origin was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget,” said Strahan, as FOX 8 from Cleveland. reported. “It’s an honor to have this special football on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where space travel and football fans can share the journey with me.”

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Michael Strahan is seen before the NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, California on January 19, 2020.
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Strahan, who played 15 seasons as a passing thrower with the New York Giants, joined a unique class of celebrities and paying customers who ventured into space when he joined Blue Origin’s space launch. December 11.

The football he took with him now has a permanent place among other football memorabilia in Guangzhou.

Blue Origin space travel Michael Strahan football displays at the Hall of Fame in Guangzhou

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Launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket carrying TV celebrity and former NFL football great Michael Strahan and other passengers from its spaceport near Van Horn, Texas on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
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“The Pro Football Hall of Fame is delighted to have the opportunity to preserve and display for fans the football graciously donated by Blue Origin and Michael Strahan,” Hall of Fame Chairman Jim Porter said in a statement. communicated. “Constance Schwartz-Morini, Michael’s longtime business partner and CEO of SMAC Entertainment, called me with this creative idea, and we’re proud to be part of commemorating the historic moment when Michael was the first Pro Football Hall of Famer to go to space.”

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Space soccer is a first for the facility.

“It was an honor to transport Michael Strahan to space on New Shepard,” said Michael Edmonds, senior vice president of strategy, marketing and sales for Blue Origin, reported FOX 8. “We are delighted that this space football be entered into the Hall of Fame to inspire current and future generations to access space for the benefit of Earth.”

The soccer ball isn’t the only space-related sporting item on display at an American sports museum: In New Jersey, the USGA Golf Museum and Library at Liberty Corner houses the golf club that the late NASA astronaut Alan Shepard used on the moon in 1971.

Blue Origin space travel Michael Strahan football displays at the Hall of Fame in Guangzhou

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