Pete Davidson In Space? Comedian Supposedly in Talks to Join Jeff Bezos’ Crew on Blue Origin

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (10575375dq)Pete Davidson attends the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" at Metrograph, in New YorkNY Premiere of "Big Time Adolescence", New York, USA - 05 Mar 2020.
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If you’re going to send a celebrity into space, who better than Pete Davidson — the comedian, “Saturday Night Live” star and all-around Gen Z icon who spends much of his time playing spaced-out characters — anyway? Davidson might soon get his chance amid reports that he is close to signing a deal to join Jeff Bezos on a Blue Origin flight.

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The news was first broken by The New York Post’s Page Six, which cited an unnamed source close to Davidson who said the comedian is in talks with Bezos to join one of his upcoming Blue Origin space flights.

“Pete is excited,” the source told Page Six. “They haven’t signed a contract yet, but it looks like it’s going to happen. The details are being finalized. He got on really well with Jeff when they met.”

Another source told CNN that the idea was first broached when Davidson and his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, joined Bezos for dinner at the Amazon founder’s Los Angeles home in January. Neither Bezos, Blue Origin nor Davidson have commented on the rumors.

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Celebrity space flights are certainly nothing new. Both Michael Strahan and William Shatner have taken part in previous Blue Origin missions.

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It is not yet known when Davidson’s flight would happen, though it will likely be later this year, Page Six’s source said.

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Vance Cariaga is a London-based writer, editor and journalist who previously held staff positions at Investor’s Business Daily, The Charlotte Business Journal and The Charlotte Observer. His work also appeared in Charlotte Magazine, Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and Business North Carolina magazine. He holds a B.A. in English from Appalachian State University and studied journalism at the University of South Carolina. His reporting earned awards from the North Carolina Press Association, the Green Eyeshade Awards and AlterNet. In addition to journalism, he has worked in banking, accounting and restaurant management. A native of North Carolina who also writes fiction, Vance’s short story, “Saint Christopher,” placed second in the 2019 Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. Two of his short stories appear in With One Eye on the Cows, an anthology published by Ad Hoc Fiction in 2019. His debut novel, Voodoo Hideaway, was published in 2021 by Atmosphere Press.
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