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SNL Star Pete Davidson Books Flight On Blue Origin’s Next Trip To Space

Topline

Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson is the latest celebrity to book a flight into space on Blue Origin, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ private rocket company announced Monday.

Key Facts

Davidson will be onboard the upcoming NS-20 flight, Blue Origin’s fourth human-crewed spaceflight and its 20th including unmanned missions.

The SNL comedian is set to join investor Marty Allen, Sharon Hagle, who founded nonprofit SpaceKids Global, her husband Marc Hagle, a property developer, entrepreneur Jim Kitchen and Dr. George Nield, the president of Commercial Space Technologies.

The launch is scheduled for March 23 from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in Texas.

Tangent

Over the past few months, 28-year-old Davidson has made headlines for dating Kim Kardashian in her first public relationship since announcing her divorce from Kanye West. West has taken to social media to lambast Davidson and even released a music video that depicts him beheading and burying a figure with a resemblance to Davidson.

Key Background

Blue Origin has invited a number of celebrities to join its space flights. Last year, stars who went to space with Bezos’ company included Good Morning America host Michael Strahan and 90-year-old actor William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on Star Trek.

Further Reading

William Shatner Going To Space With Bezos’ Blue Origin Next Week (Forbes)

‘Good Morning America’ Host Michael Strahan Will Be Onboard Blue Origin’s Next Space Flight (Forbes)

Too Busy For Space? Winner Of $28 Million Blue Origin Ticket Replaced By 18-Year-Old Gap-Year Student (Forbes)




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