Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson is actually going to space this month instead of just pretending to be on live TV. Blue Origin space tourism venture latest crew announcement to the edge of space on the company’s New Shepard rocket, and as rumoursDavidson is the latest celebrity guest to join the crew.
This will be the fourth time Blue Shepard has sent a group of people to space and back. The latest flight, set for March 23, will carry a group of six. Accompanying Davidson will be angel investor and former Party America executive Marty Allen, as well as husband and wife duo Marc and Sharon Hagle. Marc Hagle is the CEO of Tricor International, while Sharon Hagle founded a nonprofit called SpaceKids Global, which works with Blue Origin’s Club for the Future. Entrepreneur Jim Kitchen was also on board, along with George Nield, a former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transport office.
Davidson was a “guest of honor” on this flight, while everyone else in the crew was a paying customer, according to Blue Origin. He’s now part of a growing list of celebrities that Blue Origin has invited onto its flights to try to resonate with these missions. The company’s most recent celebrity guest is GMA anchor and former soccer star Michael Strahanbefore by Star Trek actor William Shatner. The first crew of Blue Origin flew famously founder Jeff Bezos and legendary female aviator Wally Funk.
To send passengers into space, Blue Origin launches crews inside a capsule located atop the company’s New Shepard rocket. The vehicle will ignite its engines and send the crew to an altitude of more than 60 miles above Earth, where they will spend several minutes weightlessness. The orb eventually separated from the rocket and both pieces fell back to Earth. While the bullet lands under the parachute, the rocket uses its engines to land vertically on the landing pad.
Pete Davidson enjoyed playing an astronaut on SNL in May 2021 when SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hosted the show. Davidson played his recurring clumsy character named Chad, man to Mars on a SpaceX mission. Now, instead, Davidson will fly with Musk’s biggest rival.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/14/22976721/pete-davidson-blue-origin-space-new-shepard-launch-march-snl SNL star Pete Davidson is going to space with a crew of 5 on next Blue Origin flight