SNL's Pete Davidson no longer going to space with Blue Origin
"Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson will no longer head to space on Blue Origin's next flight, the company announced late Thursday.
The latest: Blue Origin delayed the launch date six days to March 29 and said in a tweet that "Pete Davidson is no longer able to join the NS-20 crew on this mission."
- The company had announced earlier this week that Davidson was scheduled to be on its March 23 mission, its fourth flight to space with human passengers.
- The company said that it will soon announce a replacement crew member to join Marty Allen, husband and wife duo Sharon and Marc Hagle, Jim Kitchen and George Nield on the rocket.
- Those who have flown to space with Blue Origin include Bezos himself; his brother Mark; actor William Shatner, and TV personality and journalist Michael Strahan.
- Blue Origin has flown a total of 14 passengers to space since its first flight with human passengers in July 2021.
How it works: The New Shepard space system is designed to take passengers about 62 miles above the surface of the Earth.
- The passengers experience a few minutes of weightlessness before the capsule descends back to Earth using parachutes.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.