- American comedian and movie star Kevin Hart recently revealed that he was offered a seat on a rocket to space
- The media personality shared that he was approached in order to get the perspective and experience of a celebrity
- However, Hart declined the invitation because he felt that the risks of space travel far outweighed the benefits
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Kevin Hart recently revealed that he turned down an offer to go to space. The American comedian spoke about it during the latest episode of his Sirius XM show Straight From The Hart.
"I was offered a seat on a shuttle to space, and the offer came with wanting to document a celebrity's experience.”
He went on to say that the experience would have been documented from the preparation phase to the completion of the 60-90 minute trip.
Although Hart did not divulge how much he was offered, he did insist that the money wasn’t important. The reason he rejected the offer was simply due to the high risks involved in space travel.
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The funny man said:
“I would love to know the record of space shuttles that made it versus the ones that didn't. What's the record of success versus non-success?' And that's my reason. That number is too close. It's not a crazy upside down number one way or the other.”
“It's too f------ close, and that's that for me.”
The media personality has not completely ruled out the possibility of literally reaching for the stars, however he feels like he needs at least a few more years to enjoy life on earth.
“Now, if I'm on the other side of life, if I'm 60, 65, my kids are a certain age, I've seen all the flowers blossom, and I'd have lived life, [then] that's something that you punctuate it with.”
The recent obsession with space travel has been spurred on by billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
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YEN News reported that founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, made history as the second billionaire to launch himself into space. The unique shaped pilotless rocket ship, New Shephard, blasted off from a private launch site near Van Horn, Texas.
When Bezos landed his first words were "best day ever" and that his expectations were exceeded by the experience. Bezos was accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos, an 18-year-old student, Oliver Daemen, and an 82-year-old Wally Funk, a pioneer of the space race according to BBC.
In a post-flight interview, Bezos thanked all Amazon employees and customers from the bottom of his heart because they paid for his historic flight.
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