Pete Davidson Bows Out of Blue Origin Flight

The actor and comedian elected to pass on a trip to space after Blue Origin moved the planned flight to an alternative date.

Pete Davidson during a “Saturday Night Live” sketch on May 8, 2021. Credit: Getty Images
Pete Davidson during a “Saturday Night Live” sketch on May 8, 2021. Credit: Getty Images

SNL star Pete Davidson will no longer be flying off to space on Blue Origin’s next space flight after the company pushed back the launch date.


 

The Jeff Bezos-owned aerospace company made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday saying, “Blue Origin’s 20th flight of New Shepard has shifted to Tuesday, March 29. Pete Davidson is no longer able to join the NS-20 crew on this mission.”


 

Davidson is the only member of the original crew that will no longer be on the space flight. The five original passengers are still set to fly off to space later this month.

NBC reported that other members of the crew Davidson was meant to be a part of will include: Party America CEO Marty Allen; University of North Carolina professor Kim Kitchen; Florida real estate executive Marc Hagle and his wife and SpaceKids Global founder, Sharon Hagle; and Dr. George Nield, president of Commercial Space Technologies.