Michael Strahan is the first American journalist to travel to space

Michael Strahan became the first American journalist to travel to space when he completed a round-trip flight on Jeff Bezos’ last Blue Origin mission on Saturday.

“Hey! The flight is over. Were over. I’m back at the training facility here,” “Good Morning America” ​​co-anchor Strahan said in a video he tweeted shortly after 12 p.m. ET , once he and the other members of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket crew landed safely here on Earth.” And I have to say, it was surreal. However, you want to spell it. But it was amazing. It’s even hard to describe. It’s going to take a little while to process, but it couldn’t have gone better. I have my hat, I have my wings and I can fly. I did it today. I don’t know how to match this. Wow, that’s all I can say. wow. Here we are. Michael “Astronaut” Strahan, out.

If that’s not enough for you, streaming platform ABC News Live will debut the “Michael Strahan’s Liftoff to Space” special tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The program “will relive the excitement of Strahan’s flight into space, his return to Earth, and the preparation leading up to launch.” The special will then be available for viewing on Hulu.

Strahan was among five other crew members on Saturday’s Blue Origin flight, which marks the third passenger mission for the Bezos-owned company, including Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of legendary astronaut Alan Shepard, and four people who paid their ticket to get to space.

The group lifted off in Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket at 10:01 a.m. ET from launch facilities near Van Horn, Texas, and enjoyed a round trip to the outer reaches of space that took 10 minutes from takeoff to landing.

Other celebrities who traveled on a Blue Origin flight included William Shatner in October and Bezos himself in July.

Watch Strahan’s recap of his 10-minute Blue Origin mission via video in the tweet below.