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Pete Davidson will not fly to space with Blue Origin, Launch delayed

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Blue Origin’s next space flight which was scheduled to be launched on March 23rd has been postponed to March 29th, the company informed via a tweet on Thursday night.

SNL star Pete Davidson, who was supposed to be on the flight will no longer be a part of the crew. The company said that they will announce the sixth crew member soon.

The tweet by Blue Origin read, "Blue Origin's 20th flight of New Shepard has shifted to Tuesday, March 29. 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.”

The remaining flight crew includes Marty Allen, former CEO of party supply store, Jim Kitchen, an entrepreneur, George Nield, former associate administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Marc Hagle, real estate agent from Orlando, and his wife Sharon Hagle, who founded a space-focused nonprofit.

Blue Origin, which had its first space flight last year made headlines as former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was part of the company’s first-ever flight.

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