Pete Davidson ‘close to signing a deal’ to board Blue Origin flight into space with Jeff Bezos


Pete Davidson could be jetting out of this world soon as he nears an agreement to accompany Jeff Bezos into space.

The 28-year-old Saturday Night Live star is currently in negotiations to board a Blue Origin flight with the 58-year-old Amazon founder to spend a little over 10 minutes at 100km above the Earth’s surface, according to Page Six.

‘Pete is excited,’ a source close to the comedian told the publication, though they noted that it’s not quite a done deal.

Up, up and away! Pete Davidson, 28, is currently in negotiations to board a Blue Origin flight with Amazon found Jeff Bezos, 58, according to Page Six

‘They haven’t signed a contract yet, but it looks like it’s going to happen. The details are being finalized,’ they continued.

Davidson previously had a chance to get close to the billionaire in late January, when he and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian joined the space tourism leader at his $175 million mansion in Los Angeles.

The source added that the comic ‘got on really well’ with Bezos during their dinner party.

As the details haven’t been finalized, it’s unknown when exactly he might fly into space, but the source said Blue Origin is eyeing a launch sometime this year. 

Space explorer: Bezos (pictured in his Blue Origin suit) founded the company in 2000 and has already flown into space on one of his company's rockets

Space explorer: Bezos (pictured in his Blue Origin suit) founded the company in 2000 and has already flown into space on one of his company’s rockets

Strong first impression: A source close to Davidson said he got along well with Bezos when he visited his LA mansion in January with his girlfriend Kim Kardashian

Strong first impression: A source close to Davidson said he got along well with Bezos when he visited his LA mansion in January with his girlfriend Kim Kardashian

Bezos’ first flew into space back in July 2021 on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

Joining him on that initial flight were the pioneering female aviator Wally Funk who became the oldest person to fly into space at age 82.

The billionaire also brought along his brother Mark, as well as the 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Daemen, who was selected at the last minute after another guest had a scheduling conflict that required them to take a later space flight. 

First crew: Bezos was joined by his brother Mark, female aviation pioneer Wally Funk (who became the oldest person in space at 82) and 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Daemen; Bezos seen on a test flight

First crew: Bezos was joined by his brother Mark, female aviation pioneer Wally Funk (who became the oldest person in space at 82) and 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Daemen; Bezos seen on a test flight

Davidson has lately been the subject of several social media attacks from Kardashian’s ex Kanye West, 44, but she subtly showed her support for the King Of Staten Island star on Twitter on Thursday.

Seemingly out of the blue, Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn sent out a complimentary post about Davidson, who appeared in The Suicide Squad, which he also directed.

‘For the record, Pete Davidson is one of the nicest, sweetest guys I know. A truly generous, tender & funny spirit, he treats everyone around him with respected,’ he wrote, and fans could see from her profile that Kim quickly smashed the ‘like’ button.

The show of support came just a day after a judge declared that Kardashian was now legally single, allowing her to return to her maiden name, while West is also now single, even though their divorce is still proceeding in court. 

Supporting! Apropos of nothing, Gunn tweeted out kind words about Kim's boyfriend Pete Davidson following a disturbing music video from Kanye West, which Kim 'liked'

Supporting! Apropos of nothing, Gunn tweeted out kind words about Kim’s boyfriend Pete Davidson following a disturbing music video from Kanye West, which Kim ‘liked’

Still going: West escalated his feud with his ex's new boyfriend to a violent and absurd extreme the same day; seen January 23 in Paris

Still going: West escalated his feud with his ex’s new boyfriend to a violent and absurd extreme the same day; seen January 23 in Paris

West escalated his feud with his ex’s new boyfriend to a violent and absurd extreme the same day. 

In the video for the song, titled Eazy, a claymation figure standing in for the rapper is seen burying alive a stand-in for Davidson up to his neck and then planting a bed of roses around his head.

Kim has previously shared her fears that Kanye’s posts about her boyfriend were ‘creating a dangerous and scary environment,’ which she feared would lead someone to ‘hurt Pete,’ which she said would then be his ‘fault.’

Though she expressed that to the rapper in private messages, he subsequently shared her messages with the world in since-deleted Instagram posts.

Yikes: In the video for the song, titled Eazy, a claymation figure standing in for the rapper is seen burying alive a stand-in for Davidson up to his neck and then planting a bed of roses around his head

Yikes: In the video for the song, titled Eazy, a claymation figure standing in for the rapper is seen burying alive a stand-in for Davidson up to his neck and then planting a bed of roses around his head

Fears: In screengrabs of texts West posted in February, Kardashian complained that West was making things uncomfortable with his public stream of vitriol toward Davidson

Fears: In screengrabs of texts West posted in February, Kardashian complained that West was making things uncomfortable with his public stream of vitriol toward Davidson 



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