Saturday Night Live star Davidson flies into space on Kent’s Blue Origin


Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson will be the latest celeb to fly into space in a rocket with Kent’s Blue Origin.

Blue Origin announced on Monday, March 14th, the crew for their upcoming March 23rd flight from their West Texas launch site.

Davidson will fly as a guest of Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, who is also the founder of Amazon.

According to Blue Origin, this will be the fourth human flight for the New Shepard program and the 20th in its history. The flight goes up about 62 miles and takes about 10 minutes.

The other five flight crew members paid Blue Origin for the flight. The company doesn’t disclose how much people pay for a seat.

This group includes Marty Allen, former CEO of Party America, a nationwide retailer; Sharon Hagle, Founder of SpaceKids Global, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire students to excel in the space industry; Marc Hagle, President and CEO of Tricor International, a residential and commercial real estate development company and husband of Sharon Hagle; Jim Kitchen, faculty member at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School; and George Nield, President of Commercial Space Technologies, LLC.

According to Blue Origin, this mission advances the company’s vision for millions of people to live and work in space for the good of Earth.

Previous flights have included Bezos and his brother, “Star Trek” star William Shatner and “Good Morning America” ​​co-host and former NFL star Michael Strahan.

Blue Origin opened in Kent in 2020 and expanded in 2o20.

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