Pete Davidson retired from a short trip into space on a Jeff Bezos rocket.
the Saturday Night Live star is no longer able to operate the flight, which has been delayed for nearly a week, Bezos’ space travel company announced Thursday evening. No other details were provided.
The company announced earlier this week that Davidson would be one of six passengers on Blue Origin’s next flight. It was scheduled for next Wednesday, but has now been postponed to March 29 for further testing, the company said.
Blue Origin’s 20th flight from New Shepard has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 29. Pete Davidson is no longer able to join the NS-20 crew for this mission. We will announce the sixth crew member in the coming days.
Davidson would have been the third celebrity to board an automated Blue Origin capsule for the 10-minute flight from West Texas. Actor William Shatner and former NFL great and alumnus hello 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 would announce Davidson’s replacement to join the five fare-paying passengers in the coming days. Davidson was Bezos’ guest. The company did not disclose the ticket price for paying customers.
Davidson, who is currently dating reality TV star Kim Kardashian, wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical film ‘The King of Staten Island,’ released in 2020.