Pete Davidson flies into space.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Davidson flies into space.
The “Saturday Night Live” star is one of six passengers on the next launch of Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin, the company announced Monday.
Davidson, scheduled to launch on March 23, will be the third celebrity to fly on a Blue Origin flight. William Shatner took a flight from west Texas in October, reaching an altitude of about 66 miles above the ground in a 10-minute trip.
Former NFL star and Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan traveled with the daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard on Blue Origin’s second passenger flight in December. Last July, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took the company’s first passenger flight.
Other passengers on next week’s flight are CEO and investor Marty Allen; Sharon and Mark Hagel; teachers and entrepreneurs Jim Kitchen and George Nield, Former NASA executive dedicated to promoting commercial spaceflight.
Marc Hagle is Chief Executive Officer of Tricor International, a commercial and residential real estate company. His wife, Sharon Hagle, founded SpaceKids Global, a nonprofit dedicated to getting kids interested in space travel.
The Blue Origin flight left passengers weightless over the Earth’s surface for several minutes before the capsule landed in the West Texas desert. The company has not disclosed fares for paying customers.
Davidson, who is currently dating reality star Kim Kardashian, wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical film “The King of Staten Island,” which will be released in 2020.