Football Michael Strahan traveled to space at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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CANTON, Ohio (WJW) — To Infinity and Beyond, then Canton.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan took a football with him into space on Blue Origin in December.

Now that football is on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the museum’s ‘Pro Football Today Gallery’.

“Flying in space with Blue Origin was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget,” Strahan said. “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.”

VAN HORN, TEXAS – DECEMBER 11: Good Morning America co-anchor and former NFL star Michael Strahan stands during a press conference at the landing pad after flying through space at aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard on December 11, 2021 near Van Horn, Texas. Strahan flew with five other civilians aboard mission NS-19, the company’s third manned spaceflight owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, they actually have several artifacts that have been in space.

However, it was the first to be taken into space by a Hall of Famer.

“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. “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 is the first Pro Football Hall of Famer. to go into space.”

“It was an honor to carry Michael Strahan into space on New Shepard,” said Michael Edmonds, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Blue Origin. “We are thrilled to have this space football entered into the Hall of Fame to inspire current and future generations to access space for the benefit of Earth.”

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