Pete Davidson Headed to Space on Blue Origin Craft
NEW YORK — Pete Davidson is heading to space.
The Saturday Night Live star is among the six passengers on the next launch of Jeff Bezos‘ space travel venture Blue Origin, the company announced Monday.
The launch date is March 23, with Davidson being the third celebrity who will fly Blue Origin. William Shatner flew in October from West Texas. He reached a height approximately 66 miles high above the Earth during his 10-minute flight.
A former NFL star Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan flew on Blue Origin’s second passenger flight in December, joining astronaut Alan Shepard’s daughter on the journey. Bezos, the founder of Amazon, flew on the company’s first passenger flight last July.
The other passengers on next week’s flight are CEO and investor Marty Allen; Sharon and Marc Hagle; teacher and entrepreneur Jim Kitchen and George Nield, a former NASA manager who has worked to promote commercial spaceflight.
Tricor International, a commercial and residential real estate company is headed by Marc Hagle. Sharon Hagle is Marc Hagle’s wife and co-founder of Tricor International, a commercial property company. SpaceKids Global is a non-profit that inspires children to learn about spaceflight.
Blue Origin flights give passengers a few minutes of weightlessness above the Earth’s surface before the capsule parachutes and lands in the West Texas desert. The price of a ticket for paid customers has not been disclosed by the company.
Davidson, who is currently dating reality star Kim Kardashian, wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical film The King of Staten IslandThe film was first released in 2020.