The ‘Saturday Night time Reside’ star will fly to the sting of house later this month on a rocket from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight firm.
WASHINGTON — Pete Davidson goes to house. And no, we’re not speaking a couple of “Saturday Night time Reside” sketch.
The “SNL” star and comic shall be a part of a six-person crew taking off on Blue Origin’s subsequent flight later this month.
The crew, scheduled to blast off on March 23, contains Davidson, investor Marty Allen, philanthropists Marc and Sharon Hagle, trainer Jim Kitchen and Dr. George Nield.
It is going to be the twentieth flight for Blue Origin, the interstellar rocket firm began by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Davidson, 28, is the newest celeb to carry off towards the actual stars, following “Star Trek” alum William Shatner — the oldest individual to succeed in house at 90 — and famed NFL rusher Michael Strahan final 12 months. Bezos additionally took a visit in Blue Origin’s inaugural flight in July 2021.
The Blue Origin flights aren’t fairly out of earth’s ambiance. As an alternative, the journeys take passengers about 65 miles from Earth’s floor, proper on the fringe of “true house.” There, these onboard expertise about 4 minutes of weightlessness earlier than returning to the planet.
All six astronauts will carry a postcard for the “Membership for the Future” basis, which Blue Origin set as much as encourage future generations to pursue careers in STEM fields. The postcards are a part of the “Postcards to Area” program, which sends messages from college students up into house earlier than returning them to their authentic senders.
The flight is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Central at Blue Origin’s launch web site in West Texas. It is going to be streamed reside on the Blue Origin web site.