Pete Davidson drops out of trip to space on Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin rocket

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Pete Davidson is no longer going to space.

The comedian and Saturday Night Live star had been set to take a short hop to the edge of space on board a rocket made by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’s space tourism firm.

But the mission has been rescheduled by about a week and Davidson is no longer able to make the trip, Blue Origin announced.

The company announced earlier this week that Davidson would be one of six passengers on Blue Origin’s next flight. It had been scheduled for next Wednesday, but has now been shifted to March 29 for more testing, the company said.

Davidson would have been the third celebrity to climb aboard a Blue Origin automated capsule for the 10-minute flight from West Texas. Actor William Shatner and former NFL great and “Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan took a flight last year. Bezos was on his company’s first flight with passengers last July.

The company said it will announce Davidson‘s replacement to join the five paying passengers in the coming days.

Davidson was to be given his trip for free, like those other celebrities. The company has not disclosed the ticket price for paying customers.

Davidson, who is currently dating reality star Kim Kardashian, wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical film “The King of Staten Island,” which was released in 2020. 

Additional reporting by agencies

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