Blue Origin ‘s new space tourism flight is delayed until March 29. Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson will no longer be going on the mission.
The space tourism company Blue Origin has delayed its new flight until March 29.
The company also announced that Saturday Night Live (SNL) comedian Pete Davidson will no longer be a passenger on this mission .
The company, in a brief notice first posted on Twitter, gave no immediate explanation for the change or removal of Davidson from the manifest for Blue Origin’s fourth commercial flight.
Waiting for a new member
Davidson, 28, the boyfriend of Kim Kardashian, had just been officially named Monday as Blue Origin ‘s “guest of honor” to join five paying customers on the flight initially scheduled for March 23.
Since “Davidson can no longer join” the new flight, Blue Origin said it would announce the sixth crew member “in the next few days.”
The five revealed above are angel investor Marty Allen; real estate veteran Marc Hagle and his wife Sharon Hagle; Jim Kitchen, a professor at the University of North Carolina, and George Nield, founder and president of Commercial Space Technologies.
Blue Origin ‘s flight consists of traveling to 106 kilometers of altitude aboard the New Shepard spacecraft . The mission consists of 10 minutes from takeoff to landing and offers passengers a few moments of weightlessness, before descending back to Earth to land by parachute.
Celebrities who have traveled with Blue Origin on its three previous flights include Star Trek actor William Shatner and Good Morning America host Michael Strahan.