“Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson will join five other passengers on the next launch of Jeff Bezos’ space travel venture Blue Origin.
The launch is scheduled for March 23 at 8:30 am CT and will blast from West Texas, according to Blue Origin. It would be the company’s fourth flight with human passengers.
Davidson would be the third celebrity that Blue Origin has flown to space, following Star Trek star William Shatner and Good Morning America host Michael Strahan who flew with the company in two subsequent flights.
A spokesperson for Blue Origin said that Davidson will be flying as an “honorary guest,” while five other passengers were paying customers. They include Marty Allen, CEO of a party supply store, Marc Hagle, a real estate developer, and his wife Sharon Hagle, founder of a STEM nonprofit.
Entrepreneur and business professor Jim Kitchen and George Nield, former associate administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation, are also paying for the flight.
Blue Origin has been aiming to make suborbital spaceflights a common tourist attraction by giving 10-minute supersonic joy rides to celebrities and those who can afford it. The company has not disclosed its ticket prices.
Davidson joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in 2014 and has appeared in movies, including the 2020 semi-autobiographical film “The King of Staten Island.”
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