Pete Davidson Soars Into Space With Blue Origin This Month – Robb Report

Pete Davidson goes from Staten Island to space.

American actor and comedian, best known for his starring role in Saturday Night Livewill venture into space later this month with Blue Origin.

The private spaceflight company, led by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced on Monday that the 28-year-old A-Lister will be one of six crew members aboard the next NS-20 mission scheduled for March 23. fourth human flight for Blue Origin’s New Shepard program and the 20th flight in the program’s history.

Join The King of Staten Island The star will be former Party America CEO Marty Allen, Commercial Space Technologies chairman Dr. George Nield, University of North Carolina professor Jim Kitchen, real estate mogul Marc Hagle and his wife and founder of SpaceKids Global Sharon Hagle.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spacecraft.

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Blue Origin says Davidson is a “guest of honor” on the mission, while all other crew members are paying customers. He’s also not the first celebrity to embark on a space mission to help promote Blue Origin. Last October, legendary 90-year-old actor William Shatner of star trek the celebrity has become the oldest person to reach space aboard a Blue Origin flight.

the SNL star will be seated inside a capsule atop the New Shepard. The rocket will soar to the edge of space at an altitude of about 65 miles above Earth, before the two pieces separate and return safely to the Texas launch site. In space, Davidson and his teammates will experience a few minutes of weightlessness as well as extraordinary views of the globe below.

Turns out Davidson is no stranger to big, expensive ships. He (and a consortium of fellow New Yorkers) recently paid $280,000 for a retired ferry from Staten Island. However, the 57-year-old scrap heap is no match for a fancy rocket ship.

Liftoff is currently scheduled for 8:30 a.m. CDT/1:30 p.m. UTC on March 23. You can watch live coverage of the launch via the Blue Origin website.

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