Blue Origin’s previous three crewed flights took familiar faces and people well-known in their fields into space. William Shatner, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, Good Morning America host Michael Strahan, and even Amazon founder Jeff Bezos are among them.
One of the passengers on its fourth mission with humans and its 20th overall was supposed to be Pete Davidson, SNL star and, well, the person who has recently been the target of Kanye West’s ire. That, however, is not going to happen.
The aerospace company announced on Twitter that Pete will no longer be a crew member on the mission. Blue Origin did not explain why he is no longer flying with the rest of the crew to the edge of space, only that the mission will launch on March 29th rather than March 23rd as previously planned.
Pete was recently seen filming scenes for the horror film “The Home”, but it’s unclear if the change in Blue Origin’s lineup was due to a scheduling conflict. It’s also unclear whether Pete will join another Blue Origin flight in the future.
SpaceKids Global founder Sharon Hagle and husband Marc Hagle, University of North Carolina professor Jim Kitchen, President of Commercial Space Technologies Dr. George C.
Nield, and Marty Allen, a former CEO of Party America, are among the other passengers on the NS-20 mission. Blue Origin has stated that Davidson’s replacement will be announced in the coming days.
Blue Origin’s 20th flight of New Shepard has shifted to Tuesday, March 29. Pete Davidson is no longer able to join the NS-20 crew on this mission. We will announce the sixth crew member in the coming days.
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) March 18, 2022