American comedian and actor Pete Davidson, who has been headlining his new relationship with Kim Kardashian, will join a six-member group on Blue Origin’s next flight next week, the company said Monday.
Saturday Night Live star will be the only unpaid guest on the New Shepard rocket trip, which will take off the company’s West Texas Good Launch Site on March 23 at 8:30 a.m. local time (1330 GMT). ).
It will be the company’s fourth human flight, with its founder and millionaire owner Jeff Bezos launching into space last summer on its first crew mission.
Davidson, 28, has been in the news recently for contacting Kardashian reality star-turned-entrepreneur Kanye West, whose controversial divorce from rapper Kanye West ended this month.
West, known as Ye, has not hidden his anger at Davidson – a clay version of the young man who was buried alive in a new animated video.
Other team members include CEO and investor Marty Allen; husband and wife Sharon and Marc Hagle, who run a non-profit and run a business, respectively; Jim Kitchen is a professor and explorer and George Nield, who founded a company that promotes the activity of commercial space.
Ticket prices remain secret, as they have been since the first flight.
Honored by pioneering astronaut Alan Shepard, the New Shepard Blue Origin is a reusable suborbital rocket that flies autonomously, and the Karman Line, an internationally recognized space boundary capable of traversing 62 miles (100 kilometers) in height.
During the 11-minute commute, passengers experience a few minutes of weightlessness and can observe the curvature of the Earth. The capsule returns to the surface in giant parachutes to make a smooth landing in the desert.
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