Pete Davidson goes to space on the Jeff Bezos Blue Origin rocket

The “Saturday Night Live” star will soar to the edge of space later this month on a rocket from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company.

WASHINGTON — Pete Davidson goes into space. And no, we’re not talking about a “Saturday Night Live” skit.

The “SNL” star and comedian will be part of a six-person crew taking off on Blue Origin’s next flight later this month.

The crew, due to take off on March 23, includes Davidson, investor Marty Allen, philanthropists Marc and Sharon Hagle, teacher Jim Kitchen and Dr. George Nield.

This will be the 20th flight for Blue Origin, the interstellar rocket company launched by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Davidson, 28, is the latest celebrity to soar to real stardom, after ‘Star Trek’ alum William Shatner – the oldest person to reach space at 90 – and famed rusher of NFL Michael Strahan last year. Bezos also took a trip on Blue Origin’s inaugural flight in July 2021.

Blue Origin flights aren’t quite out of Earth’s atmosphere. Instead, the trips take passengers about 65 miles above the Earth’s surface, right on the edge of “true space.” There, the people on board experience about four minutes of weightlessness before returning to the planet.

The six astronauts will carry a postcard for the “Club for the Future” foundation, which Blue Origin created to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM fields. The postcards are part of the “Postcards to Space” program, which sends student messages into space before returning them to their original senders.

The flight is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Central Time at the Blue Origin launch site in West Texas. It will be streamed live on the Blue Origin website.

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