Update, Thursday, March 17 at 11:45 p.m.: Due to a flight delay, Pete Davidson and his Kim Kardashian branding are no longer headed to space. “Blue Origin’s 20th flight of New Shepard has shifted to Tuesday, March 29,” Blue Origin tweeted. “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.” We’d say that Davidson should get his money back, but he was already flying for free. There’s no real way of predicting who will be chosen as his replacement, because Jeff Bezos’s rocket company never said why Davidson was picked. But if for some reason it had anything to do with the fact that Saturday Night Live had already sent him to space for a sketch, we know of another celebrity who has some experience with on-screen spaceships. As far as space goes, Doja Cat definitely knows how to get into it (yuh).
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Maybe he got tired of showing up on Ye’s Instagram? Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian will briefly enter a long-distance relationship next week because, per the New York Times, Davidson is scheduled to leave the planet on March 23. He’ll be traveling to the edge of space with Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin rocket company as “an honorary guest,” according to a spokeswoman for the company. While Davidson will take this flight for free, the five other passengers on board will be paying for their seats. This will be the company’s fourth time launching humans into space after the company first did so in July 2021. Bezos was on board that flight. Since then, celebrity guests William Shatner and Michael Strahan have been invited on Blue Origin flights. Davidson has already been to Mars for Saturday Night Live, so he should know his way around a space suit. But he won’t get to flex his skills for too long — space.com reports that the entire mission will last only about 11 minutes. But hey, maybe it’s good Davidson won’t be gone for too long. After all, the Kardashians have another baby on the way.