The Amazon CEO’s company, Blue Origin, announced on Monday, March 14, that the comedian will be a part of their fourth human flight into space, which is set to launch on March 23. Pete will be joined on the trip by Party America CEO Marty Allen, philanthropist Marc Hagle and wife Sharon Hagle, University of North Carolina professor Jim Kitchen, as well as Dr. George Nield.
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Pete Davidson and Jeff Bezos may be the next celebrities headed to outer space together on a Blue Origin flight. According to a source with knowledge of the possible venture, there have been talks between the Saturday Night Live star and founder of Amazon to make the out of this world trip a reality.
“They’ve been in discussions, several,” the source shared with E! News. “Nothing is official yet and no date locked in. It’s very preliminary.”
While the pairing may seem unusual to some, other fans can’t help but remember when Pete and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian visited Jeff’s mansion in January.
At the time, It was confirmed that the couple stayed for a few hours. And while it’s unclear what the group chatted about, perhaps the idea of traveling was discussed. After all, Pete previously tackled the world of outer space in a Saturday Night Live skit.
In the sketch, Elon rushes to mission control when a trip to Mars goes terribly wrong. While he warns Chad that he won’t survive the mission, Pete’s character conquers the impossible by saving the colony.
Although Pete hasn’t had official experience in space, Jeff can’t say the same. In October, the CEO sent Star Trek star William Shatner into space. And in July, he was also able to travel on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.
“It’s amazing. There are no words,” Jeff told NBC News’ Stephanie Ruhle in his first post-launch interview. “I’m not talented enough to put this into words.”
“We have to build a road to space so that our kids and their kids can build a future,” he continued. “We live on this beautiful planet. You can’t imagine how thin the atmosphere is when you see it from space.”