Why Pete Davidson Is No Longer Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Flight

Pete Davidson was set to take flight on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin on March 23—but the company has announced a slight change of plan. Details below.

By Jess Cohen Mar 18, 2022 12:05 PMTags
Watch: Pete Davidson's Trip to SPACE Is Put on Hold

Ready for liftoff? Not quite.

As it turns out, Pete Davidson won't be going to space after all. While the Saturday Night Live star was set for an out of this world flight on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, it appears a date change has caused the comedian to bow out. "Blue Origin's 20th flight of New Shepard has shifted to Tuesday, March 29," Blue Origin tweeted on March 17. "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."

While Pete, 28, has yet to publicly address this change in plan, it's possible that his jam-packed work schedule is keeping him from the flight. In addition to SNL, he's currently in the middle of filming the movie The Home on the East Coast—as showcased in bloody set pictures from earlier this week.

Prior to his cancellation, the company announced on March 14 that Pete would be a part of their fourth human flight into space, which was initially set to launch on March 23. 

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And although Pete won't be able to make the trip now, 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, are still set to board the flight.

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Speculation about Pete's possible involvement with the Amazon CEO's company first started in January, when the actor and girlfriend Kim Kardashian were spotted visiting Jeff's Los Angeles home. At the time, E! News confirmed the couple stayed for a few hours before being photographed exiting the mansion.

So, while a future mission hasn't been announced, Pete might be able to score a seat on another Blue Origin flight.

E! News has reached out to Pete's rep for comment.