The View co-hosts discussed Michael Strahan’s upcoming flight into space on Tuesday’s episode.
According to Yahoo! Entertainment, Strahan will be the next guest on Jeff Bezos’ New Shepherd space rocket, and the co-hosts were confused as to why he, and other famous men, want to test the limits of this new wave of capitalist manifest destiny. Guest host Kristen Soltis Anderson, who was taken to task for her opinions on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict earlier in the week, voiced how “[w]omen, by a 32-62 margin, say no thank you” to space, including herself.
Sunny Hostin also said she would never want to go to space, saying, “I don’t think it’s without risk. Second of all, I mean, you know you get into a plane because you have to necessarily travel. You get into a car, because you gotta travel. But like, what’s the purpose [of going to space in a rocket]? Are you doing some sort of science research or something? No, I don’t like it. What’s the purpose?”
Goldberg said she would consider going to space if it was a free trip, while Joy Behar also agreed with Hostin that she would never consider space travel.
She also said she’s not sure when Strahan would find the time due to his packed work schedule.
“When’s he gonna get time from his 27 jobs?” she said.
Sara Haines said she believed Strahan might want to go because he’s lived “a big, awesome life” and that space just might be the next big thing for him.
Goldberg said that if it’s something that makes Strahan happy, she’s okay with it, saying, “Listen, you know and we know that he’s gonna have a great time. This is something he wants to do and I say go ahead, Michael! Have a great time without us! We’ll see you when you get back!”
This is one of the times the co-hosts are arguing about something light instead of heavy topics like politics and race relations. The View co-hosts have discussed the gamut of tough topics, including critical race theory, the Jan. 6 insurrection investigation, Donald Trump’s harm to democracy, and others.