Pete Davidson is Heading to Space on Blue Origin’s Next Flight

The ’SNL’ star will travel to space on Blue Origin’s fourth human flight on March 23
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Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson will briefly leave the planet next week on the upcoming Blue Origin spaceflight, the company announced Monday.

Jeff Bezos’ personal aerospace agency said on Monday that it would launch its fourth human flight on March 23. Davidson, a focus of celebrity intrigue thanks to his relationship with Kim Kardashian, will be joined by six passengers on the New Shepard rocket’s 20th flight.

Davidson’s fellow explorers—all paying customers—are no slouches, either: Party America CEO Marty Allen, whose hobbies include jumping out of airplanes and collecting Porsches; philanthropist and real estate mogul Marc Hagle and his wife, Sharon Hagle, who enjoys high-priced real estate; University of North Carolina professor Jim Kitchen, whose LinkedIn says he has visited “all 193 U.N.-recognized countries;” and Dr. George Nield, president of Commercial Space Technologies who has spent a 30-year career in the aerospace industry.

Davidson, 28, is the most recent star to journey to the edge of space on a Blue Origin flight. Star Trek album William Shatner shot into orbit in October, and former NFL star and Good Morning America co-host, Michael Strahan, boarded a space flight in December.

News of Davidson joining the Blue Origin team was first reported by Page Six earlier this month, before the deal was finalized. The comic and Kardashian were reportedly spotted at Bezos’ Los Angeles compound in January, where they had dinner with the billionaire and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez.

“He got on really well with Jeff when they met,” a source told the column.

And now it’s likely just a matter of time until Kardashian’s former husband, Kanye West, pipes up about her new guy’s upcoming low-orbit adventure—or just disses him in general. The 44-year-old rapper, known legally as Ye, was displeased when a judge okayed Kardashian’s request to become legally single earlier this month.

Kardashian made her and Davidson’s relationship Instagram-official on Friday.

Also this month, Kanye caught some attention when he released a video for his song “Eazy,” which appeared to show Ye kidnapping the rubber-faced funnyman, tying him up, and burying him alive.

Just this weekend, Ye posted-and-deleted about 12 Instagram musings, mostly attacking Kardashian for her parenting skills, alleging that she wasn’t allowing him to see their kids, a claim she, in turn, denied on Monday.

According to People, Davidson finally responded to Ye’s onslaught. In a since-deleted Instagram text exchange, Davidson supposedly told the manic rapper, “I’ve decided I’m not going to let you treat us this way anymore and I’m done being quiet. Grow the f— up.”

He also called Kardashian “the best mother I’ve ever met” and said that he’d “stopped SNL” from mocking the rapper on the show “for months.”

“You have no idea how nice I’ve been to you despite your actions towards me,” Davidson reportedly texted, adding, “I’ve had your back even though you treat me like s— because I want everything to be smooth. But if you continue to press me like you have for the past 6 months, I’m gonna stop being nice.”

A rep. for Davidson declined to comment to Los Angeles.

Davidson is expected to escape all of this for about 11 minutes next week before returning to earth.


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