Pete Davidson Will Escape Kanye Drama Heading To Space For a total of 11 minutes.
First it was William Shatner. Then Michael Strahan. Now, comedian Pete Davidson is going to go up on one of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space flights.
Kanye won’t like this at all.
The “Saturday Night Live” star will shoot into orbit for about 11 minutes on March 23 in the New Shepard space capsule, named for Alan Shepard, who was the first American to go into space. It will be the capsule’s fourth manned flight — Bezos himself rode in the first one.
The other crew members — all paying customers — will be corporate turnaround specialist and angel investor Marty Allen; philanthropist Sharon Hagle and her husband, Tricor International president and CEO Marc Hagle; teacher and world explorer Jim Kitchen; and George Nield, the president of Commercial Space Technologies and a NASA alum.
The news was first reported as a nearly done deal early this month, before any ink was dry on the contract.
Apparently the chemistry was there when Davidson, 23, and his famous girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, had dinner with Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, in late January at Bezos’ Beverly Hills home.
“He got on really well with Jeff when they met,” a source close to the comedian told Page Six. Nothing was definite at that point.
Williamn Shatner “Star Trek” actor, was emotionally affected by his October 2021 spaceflight.
“I am overwhelmed,” the 90-year-old said right after his earth return. After a pause, he added, “It has to do with the enormity and the quickness and the suddenness of life and death, and oh, my God.”
A Davidson representative did not respond immediately early Monday to a request for comment.
Pete Davidson will become the latest celebrity to fly to space with Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, in a brief, suborbital flight slated for later this month.
The company announced Monday morning that Davidson, the Saturday Night Live Star who’s become a pilar of entertainment intrigue amid his relationship with Kim Kardashian, will fly alongside five paying customers on Blue Origin’s 60-foot-tall New Shepard rocket.
The launch is slated for March 23 at 8:30 am CT, according to Blue Origin. The announcement came after confirmation that Davidson was in talks with the company for a seat aboard its supersonic rocket. Which launches vertically from a rural Texas launch pad on Bezos’ ranch.
After years of quiet development, Blue Origin’s space tourism rocket made its crewed launch debut last year with Bezos. Flying alongside a heroine of the space community, Wally Funk, his brother Mark Bezos and a paying customer.