This story was published on March 14, 2022 and updated on March 18, 2022
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Pete Davidson is no longer going to space.
Less than a week after joining the crew of Jeff Bezos's fourth Blue Origin flight, the Saturday Night Live comedian bowed out.
According to Blue Origin, the flight — originally scheduled for March 23 — was moved to March 29, a date that presumably clashes with Davidson's busy schedule (lying in bed with Kim Kardashian).
Davidson would've joined a crew of esteemed boomers including Marty Allen, former CEO of party supply giant Party America; Marc Hagle, real estate mogul and president of Tricor International; Jim Kitchen, a business professor at University of North Carolina; and Dr. George Nield, president of Commercial Space Technologies.
Davidson's exit from the flight is a nominal loss for history, and the culture: the comedian will no longer become the first Saturday Night Live cast member and boyfriend of Kim K. to go to space, and I guess we won't be getting any photos of Peter in a jumpsuit.