Pete Davidson, the “Saturday Night Live” star, has bigger ambitions.
The 26-year-old comedian is shooting off into space on Blue Origin’s 20th mission, on the company’s New Shepard rocket, the space tourism company announced.
Details: The flight, scheduled for March 23 at 8:30 a.m., will carry a group of six people:
- Pete Davidson
- Mart Allen, a turnaround CEO and angel investor
- March Hagle, the CEO of Tricolor International
- His wife, Sharon Hagle, the founder of the nonprofit Spacekids Global
- Jim Kitchen, an entrepreneur.
- Dr. George Nield, former associate administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration's Commercial Space Transportation office.
According to People, each passenger will carry a postcard for Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for The Future’s Postcards to Space program, which allows students to access space on Blue Origin’s rockets.
Launching from a site in west Texas, the flight will be livestreaming on Blue Origin’s website, according to Today.com.
Yes, and: Davison is a part of a growing list of celebrities to be invited aboard. Recent guests included Michael Strahan, GMA anchor and former football star, and William Shatner, “Star Trek” actor, per The Verge.
Flashback: In May 2021, Davison played an astronaut on “SNL” when SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hosted the show. His character “Chad” went to Mars on a SpaceX mission. Now, Davidson is flying with Musk’s rival company instead.