Michael Strahan might have a little extra cushion under his space suit during his trip to space on Dec. 9.
The "Good Morning America" host spoke with Jimmy Fallon about his upcoming flight aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket.
"I had to fly the other day, and I'm looking at the thing that tells you that you're 43,000 feet and I'm going, 'Man, this is way up here. Look at this!' And then I realize this is nothing," he said, joking, "So I might wear a diaper!"
At least we think he was joking!
Michael, 50, recounted how his flight even came to be, telling Jimmy that he attended Blue Origin's initial launch. At the time, he didn't understand why anyone would want to go to space.
"I went to the first launch and I watched Jeff and his brother Mark and the other crew members go up and I remember being there thinking, 'I'll never, no way I would ever do it,'" he said. "It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen outside of childbirth, and it made you emotional to see it."
"It completely changed my mind about why, if I would do it, the reasoning behind it, why other people would want to do it," he said. "Then I, pretty much, a few months later or so, got a call saying, 'Do you want to go up?' And I had expressed to some people that, 'Hey, I would actually do that' after seeing it. And apparently, they heard it and they called me and I stuck my foot too deep in my mouth to pull it out."
The NFL Hall of Famer hasn't spoken to William Shatner about the space adventure he had in October.
Asked how he's preparing to fly to the great beyond, Michael said, "Well, physically you go there and you train. I think the toughest thing they say is really just trying to get yourself in and out of the seatbelt. So it's like a five-point harness … like a race car. I'm a car guy. So I have cars with that. So I'm kinda cool with that. I fit in the seat easily. I was worried about that, but I fit in the seat pretty easily. And just the way it's all engineered."
"When you talk to these astronauts, who've been a part of this program for so long, who've been astronauts for 30 plus years, who've been a part of Blue Origin for 10 plus, 20 years … smartest people in the world," he continued. "You feel so comfortable and I feel safer doing this I think than I do getting on a plane to fly to LA every weekend to do my Fox football show, because it's not some guy in aircraft control who's stressed out. These are like people who are focused directly on that and only that."