Pete Davidson is the latest celebrity getting his astronaut credentials as he’s set to launch into space next week aboard Blue Origin’s 20th flight following a dinner with his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, at billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Los Angeles mansion just months ago.
The 28-year-old Saturday Night Live comedian will reportedly take off on Wednesday, March 23 at 8:30 a.m. from Launch Site One in West Texas.
Davidson will be one of six people to mark the fourth human flight for the New Shepard program, where he’ll fly nearly 65 miles above the Earth’s surface during an 11-minute voyage.
Blue Origin flights give passengers a few minutes of weightlessness above the Earth’s surface before the capsule parachutes and lands in the West Texas desert. The company has not disclosed the ticket price for paying customers.
Kardashian’s publicist on Monday declined to comment on her boyfriend’s upcoming trip to space. It is unknown at this time whether the reality TV star will accompany Davidson to the launch site.
DailyMail.com also reached out to Davidson’s team seeking comment and was awaiting a reply.
Taking flight: Pete Davidson is the latest notable name getting his astronaut credentials as he’s set to launch into space next week aboard Blue Origin’s 20th flight following a dinner with his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, at billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Los Angeles mansion just months ago
His flight crew includes: Marty Allen, the CEO of Party America; Sharon Hagle, founder of the SpaceKids Global nonprofit, which empowers young girls through STEAM+ education; Marc Hagle, president and CEO of Tricor International; Jim Kitchen, a teacher at University of North Carolina, entrepreneur and explorer who has visited all 193 U.N. recognized countries; and Dr. George Nield, the president of Commercial Space Technologies, LLC, who has previously worked with the FAA, U.S. Air Force Academy, and NASA.
Pete and other passengers will each carry a postcard onboard as part of the Blue Origin’s foundation Club for the Future, and their Postcards to Space Program, which gives students access to space on Blue Origin’s rockets, according to PEOPLE.
The program was created to inspire future generations to pursue STEM education to benefit the Earth.
Space explorer: Bezos (pictured in his Blue Origin suit) founded the company in 2000 and has already flown into space on one of his company’s rockets
Lucky in love: The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star finally made her relationship Instagram official on Friday with snaps shared from her Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in New York with Pete
‘Pete is excited,’ a source close to the comedian told Page Six earlier this month.
Davidson previously had a chance to get close to the Amazon founder in late January, when he Kim joined the space tourism leader at his $175million mansion where the source added that the comic ‘got on really well’ with Bezos during their dinner party.
Bezos’ first flew into space back in July 2021 on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.
Joining him on that initial flight were the pioneering female aviator Wally Funk who became the oldest person to fly into space at age 82.
The billionaire also brought along his brother Mark, as well as the 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Daemen, who was selected at the last minute after another guest had a scheduling conflict that required them to take a later space flight.
First crew: Bezos was joined by his brother Mark, female aviation pioneer Wally Funk (who became the oldest person in space at 82) and 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Daemen; Bezos seen on a test flight
Davidson has been the subject of several social media attacks from Kardashian’s ex Kanye West, 44, but she finally took a stance and made their relationship public on her Instagram.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star made her relationship Instagram official on Friday with snaps shared from her Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in New York with Pete.
‘Whose car are we gonna take?!,’ she captioned a series with her beau as they cuddled up on the floor in the first appearance he’s made on her grid since their romance began flourishing only six months ago.
Pete and Kim met in October when she was hosting Saturday Night Live and even shared their first kiss in front of millions of viewers during an Aladdin and Jasmin-themed sketch.
Kim was declared legally single by a judge just last week after filing documents to change her marital status in December as the year-long divorce proceedings loomed with Kanye. They share four children together: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.
‘Whose car are we gonna take?!,’ she captioned a series with her beau as they cuddled up on the floor in the first appearance he’s made on her grid since their romance began flourishing only six months ago
Talk about it: The 28-year-old comedian, who has used Dave’s account in the past — recently to share a few kind words following the death of comedian Bob Saget — demanded Kanye take his public battle somewhere else and meet him ‘face to face’ instead of airing dirty laundry
Davidson didn’t miss a beat as he texted West: ‘In bed with your wife’
‘What you are doing to your family is dangerous and going to scar them for life,’ Pete told Kanye. ‘Please handle these matters privately bro I beg you’
‘This isn’t public dude. I’m not here for pictures and press. Which is obviously all you care about,’ Pete continued. ‘My offer stands. I wish you’d man up for once in your life’
She filed for divorce from Kanye in February 2021 after six years of marriage.
And despite months of public attacks from Kanye, Pete had stayed silent up until Sunday morning when he shared a series of texts to West through his friend Dave Sirus’ account where he admitted he was ‘in bed with your wife’ after Kanye posted a string of aggressive videos aimed at Kim and her family.
‘Yo it’s Skete, Can you please take a second and calm down. It’s 8am and it don’t gotta be like this,’ Davidson wrote.
‘Kim is literally the best mother I’ve ever met. What she does for those kids is amazing and you are so f***ing lucky that she’s your kids mom.’
He added: ‘I’ve decided I’m not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I’m done being quiet. Grow the f*** up.’
‘What you are doing to your family is dangerous and going to scar them for life. Please handle these matters privately bro I beg you.’
In the past: Kim was declared legally single by a judge just last week after filing documents to change her marital status in December as the year-long divorce proceedings loomed with Kanye. They share four children together: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm