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June 30, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-078

Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center


Vice President Mike Pence will visit NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, July 6.

NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage for parts of the visit starting at noon EDT with Air Force Two’s arrival at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway, as well as a special address to the center’s workforce at 12:50 p.m.

The Vice President will tour Kennedy and learn more about the center’s work as a multi-user spaceport for commercial and government clients, as well as see the agency’s progress toward launching from U.S. soil on spacecraft built by American companies, and traveling past the moon, and eventually on to Mars and beyond with the help of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket.

U.S. media who wish to cover the Vice President’s visit must apply for accreditation online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

NOTE: All media applications for credentialing must be received before noon EDT Monday, July 3. This is a hard deadline. No exceptions.

Applications for media credentials for international journalists are not available for this event. Questions about accreditation may be addressed to Jennifer Horner at jennifer.p.horner@nasa.gov or 321-867-6598. For other questions, or additional information, contact Kennedy’s newsroom at 321-867-2468. Media must present two forms of unexpired, government identification to enter Kennedy. One form must include a photo, such as a passport or driver’s license.

Media should plan to arrive at Kennedy’s Pass and Identification Building on State Road 405, east of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Thursday morning for security screenings and transportation to event locations. The exact arrival time will be provided during the accreditation process.

For more information about NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/kennedy

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Pence has visited JSC, and will now visit KSC.

Has he already visited other "space" sites as Vice President, VP-elect, or VP candidate?
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July 05, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-082

NASA Provides Coverage of Vice President Pence’s Visit to Kennedy Space Center

NASA will provide television, still image and social media coverage of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, July 6.

NASA TV and the agency’s website will air live coverage for parts of the visit starting at noon EDT with Air Force Two’s arrival at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway, followed by a special address to the center’s workforce in the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building at 1 p.m.

The vice president will tour Kennedy and learn more about the center’s work as a multi-user spaceport for commercial and government clients, as well as see the agency’s progress toward launching from U.S. soil on spacecraft built by American companies, and traveling past the moon, and eventually on to Mars and beyond with the help of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket.

Media should plan to pick up their credentials Thursday at the Kennedy Badging Office on State Road 405, east of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and then proceed to the Pass and Identification Building on State Road 3 for security screenings and transportation to the event locations. Media who have selected to attend the Vehicle Assembly Building event should arrive at the Pass and Identification Building on State Road 3 at 10 a.m. Media who have selected to attend the event at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building should arrive at 12:30 p.m. Additional details will be provided during the accreditation process.

Questions about accreditation may be addressed to Jennifer Horner at jennifer.p.horner@nasa.gov or Amber Philman at amber.n.philman@nasa.gov. For other questions or additional information, contact Kennedy’s newsroom at 321-867-2468. Media must present two forms of unexpired, government identification to enter Kennedy. One form must include a photo, such as a passport or driver’s license.

For images of the vice president’s tour, visit NASA’s homepage and the agency’s headquarters Flickr account.

Coverage on NASA’s social media accounts will include Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.

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There will a CST-100 mockup, Dragon, Orion mockup, and a Dream Chaser mockup on display in the VAB Transfer Aisle for VP Pence to see.  He's also visiting the O&C Armstrong building to see the EM-1 Orion spacecraft in the high bay.

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Camera 082 in the upper left quad of the closed-circuit frame grab.


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The VP's Beast and some retired Shuttle landing convoy vehicles.

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Dragon, Orion and Starliner on stage. I'd love a speech from those three.

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Bob Cabana reels off all the commercial partners, gets to mentioning SpaceX and the audience starts applauding.

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Was fully expecting former MSFC director Lightfoot to basically mention SLS every second word, but he went big on commercial partnerships.


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VP Pence Speech: "Trump Leadership" mentions = 501. "Heaven" mentions = 28. SLS mentions = 0.

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It's a good thing that he keeps reminding everyone that America will be great in space again.
Otherwise one would need to open a history book and be reminded that they have led since the 60's   ::)
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That sounded more like a campaign speech to me... ??? Did he leave a bag of money behind?
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Nice words but little substance.

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A lot of promises of a great new era of American space exploration, no details on policies that will achieve this.

There was a lot of repetition in this speech. Numerous repeats of phrases like, "With the leadership of Pres. Trump we will start a new era in spaceflight" and rehashing parts of his speech from last month at JSC. Nothing new was really discussed (unless you count the non-space discussion at the start of the speech).
I cheer for both NASA and commercial space. For SLS, Orion, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Dragon, Starliner, Cygnus and all the rest!
I was blessed to see the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-99. The launch was beyond amazing. My 8-year old mind was blown. I remember the noise and seeing the exhaust pour out of the shuttle as it lifted off. I remember staring and watching it soar while it was visible in the clear blue sky. It was one of the greatest moments of my life and I will never forget it.

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Wow. This is very political. Very little on space.

So what else is new?
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My semi-informed opinion:
Anything that NSF contributors would consider "important" probably happened behind-the-scenes today.

Sometimes the "tour" is the "AHA" moment.
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(Going a bit off-topic to try to prove a point)
Our forum historians, please correct me if I'm wrong: JFK's visits NASA and USAF space facilities influenced him to stay the course on the Apollo program.

(Here's a photo from the visit to Launch Operations Center (now KSC) 6 days before his assassination.  The image below would be on the grounds of the Air Force Station.)

ST-C400-6-63. President John F. Kennedy Briefed on Saturn Rocket
https://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/Archives/JFKWHP-ST-C400-6-63.aspx

Description: President John F. Kennedy (wearing sunglasses) is briefed by Dr. Wernher Von Braun regarding the Saturn rocket at Pad B, Complex 37, Cape Canaveral, Florida. (L-R) Associate Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.; Senator George Smathers of Florida; unidentified (mostly hidden); President Kennedy; Administrator of NASA James E. Webb; Dr. Von Braun (partially hidden); Deputy Administrator of NASA Dr. Hugh L. Dryden; Military Aide to the President Chester V. Clifton.
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Space News article on the visit.

http://spacenews.com/pence-says-nasa-to-reorient-towards-human-spaceflight/

Does anyone know WHICH Dragon capsule?
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The backdrop to his speech included a flown SpaceX Dragon capsule and a mockup of a Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, as well as the Orion capsule that flew on a brief December 2014 test flight.

And, spoken like some true space enthusiasts...
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He also alluded in his remarks to the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from nearby Launch Complex 39A that took place on the evening of July 5. “I was praying for rain at the Kennedy Space Center so we might see that rocket go up today,” he said.
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