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‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member Pete Davidson, 5 others headed to space on Blue Origin flight this month

March 14 (UPI) — Saturday Night time Are living star and actor Pete Davidson is headed to space.

The comic was announced on Monday as a crew member of the next Blue Origin flight into house on March 23, the Jeff Bezos-owned professional space travel firm mentioned on Monday.

Davidson, whose father died in the terrorist attack on the Environment Trade Heart in 2001, joined the solid of Saturday Night time Live in 2014. He co-wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical film The King of Staten Island in 2020.

The Blue Origin NS-18 mission, carrying actor William Shatner and a few other individuals launches from western Texas on October 13, 2021. Photo courtesy Blue Origin

Davidson will be on Blue Origin’s New Shepard-20 flight, launching from west Texas, with trader Marty Allen, former Get together America CEO Marc Hagle and his spouse Sharon Hagle, College of North Carolina business enterprise professor Jim Kitchen, and George Nield, president of Commercial Area Technologies.

“Just about every astronaut onboard NS-20 will have a postcard to place on behalf of Blue Origin’s basis, Club for the Future, whose Postcards to Space method gives students obtain to room on Blue Origin’s rockets,” the firm stated in a statement. “The club’s mission is to inspire long run generations to go after professions in STEM for the benefit of Earth.”

Blue Origin has been in level of competition with Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the business area vacation business.

Earlier Blue Origin flights to space carried previous Star Trek star William Shatner previous October and and Great Morning America host and former NFL star Michael Strahan in December.