NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Davidson is heading into space.
The ‘Saturday Night Live’ star is among six passengers in the upcoming launch of Jeff Bezos’ space travel venture Blue Origin, the company announced Monday.
The launch is scheduled for March 23, and Davidson will be the third celebrity on a Blue Origin flight. William Shatner was on a flight in October, taking off from West Texas and reaching a height of about 66 miles above Earth on the 10-minute ride.
Former NFL star and “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 trip. Bezos, the founder of Amazon, flew the company’s first passenger flight last July.
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 director who worked to promote commercial spaceflight.
Marc Hagle is CEO of commercial and residential real estate company Tricor International. His wife, Sharon Hagle, founded SpaceKids Global, a non-profit organization aimed at inspiring children on spaceflight.
Blue Origin flights offer passengers a few minutes of weightlessness above the Earth’s surface before the capsule parachutes out and lands in the West Texas desert. The company did not disclose the ticket price for paying customers.
Davidson, who is currently dating reality TV star Kim Kardashian, wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical film ‘The King of Staten Island,’ released in 2020.