Comedian Pete Davidson will launch into space in a rocket built by Jeff Bezos’ company.
lue Origin announced that the Saturday Night Live comic series will be among the passengers on its 20th flight scheduled for March 23.
He follows Star Trek actor William Shatner and former American football player and television personality Michael Strahan on one of the company’s famous space voyages.
Davidson, who has been embroiled in a public controversy with Kanye West over his relationship with Kim Kardashian, will be on board with five paying clients.
They include the president and chief executive officer of Tricor International, a real estate development group, and a “world explorer” who has visited all 193 UN-recognized countries.
The flight will be the 20th for Blue Origin’s New Shepard program and the fourth with a human crew.
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Davidson and Kardashian are said to have attended a dinner party in January at the Los Angeles Home of Bezos and his partner, journalist Lauren Sanchez.
It comes after Kardashian was declared legally single by a US court earlier this month following the latest hearing in her divorce proceedings from rapper West.
She recently revealed that viewers will find out the details of her affair with Davidson when her new reality show The Kardashians airs in April.
Despite the growing tensions between the couple, the reality star insists she won’t speak negatively about the father of four on the show.
Blue Origin is one of several companies involved in the space tourism boom.
Richard Branson launched into space on one of his Virgin Atlantic rockets in July, and in September Elon Musk’s SpaceX made its first private flight.
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