Vice President Mike Pence to attend astronaut launch in Cape Canaveral

by: WESH 2, NBC News Channel,

Posted: Nov 15, 2020 / 11:18 AM EST/ Updated: Nov 15, 2020 / 05:23 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WESH/WFLA) —Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Central Florida on Sunday to watch the historic Crew-1 mission launch from Kennedy Space Center.

Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will attend a viewing of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission launch. The Vice President was also in attendance for the first SpaceX crewed mission back in May.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Friday that the launch will now be held at 7:27 p.m. on Sunday. The chance for the ‘clear to launch’ call was just 50% Sunday morning.

SpaceX astronaut launch scheduled for Sunday evening

The launch was originally scheduled for Friday, but was scraped due to onshore winds and recovery operations, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said.

The four astronauts are slated to ride into orbit aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, kicking off what NASA hopes will be years of SpaceX conducting routine trips to keep the International Space Station fully staffed.

Three NASA astronauts, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, will be joined by

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