CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Vice President Mike Pence will attend Sunday’s attempted launch of Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.
A brief statement released by the White House released Saturday said the vice president and Second Lady Karen Pence were coming the Kennedy Space Center to view the launch.
Pence and the second lady are scheduled to leave Washington, D.C. at 4:25 p.m., arrive at Cape Canaveral at 6:20 p.m., watch the launch then head back to the nation’s capital at 8:10 p.m.
The launch will send four astronauts from KSC to the ISS in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. It’s scheduled for 7:27 p.m. Sunday.
It is the first fully operational mission under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, following a successful test flight earlier this year. That mission, dubbed “Demo-1,” was the first launch of humans from U.S. soil since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011.