Pete Davidson No Longer Joining Blue Origin Flight to Space

Comedian Pete Davidson during a game between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, in November 2021 in New York. Mary Altaffer / AP

The “King of Staten Island” will no longer be making his first out-of-this-world appearance.

“Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson was scheduled to fly to the edge of space next week on a rocket and capsule by Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

However, the company announced Thursday night that the flight, originally slated for Wednesday, was being rescheduled to March 29.

“Pete Davidson is no longer able to join the NS-20 crew on this mission,” a company spokesperson said in a written statement. “We will announce the sixth crew member in the coming days.”

Davidson, 28, had been slated to travel to space with Party America CEO Marty Allen; philanthropist and real estate mogul Marc Hagle and his wife, Sharon Hagle, the founder of the nonprofit SpaceKids Global; explorer and University of North Carolina professor Jim Kitchen; and Dr. George Nield, the president of Commercial Space Technologies and former manager of the Flight Integration Office for NASA’s space shuttle program.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Samantha Kubota

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