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Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson headed to space on next Blue Origin mission

Blue Origin announced that Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson is headed to space as a crew member of the next Blue Origin flight on March 23rd.

Davidson will be on Blue Origin’s New Shepard-20 flight, launching from west Texas, with investor Marty Allen, former Party America CEO Marc Hagle and his wife Sharon Hagle, University of North Carolina business professor Jim Kitchen, and George Nield, president of Commercial Space Technologies.

The Jeff Bezos-owned commercial space travel company said in a statement: “Each astronaut onboard NS-20 will carry a postcard to space on behalf of Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, whose Postcards to Space program gives students access to space on Blue Origin’s rockets. The club’s mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM for the benefit of Earth.”

Previous Blue Origin flights to space carried former Star Trek star William Shatner last October and and Good Morning America host and former NFL star Michael Strahan in December.

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