President Trump will attend a significant SpaceX launch at NASA’s Kennedy House Middle in Florida subsequent Wednesday, in keeping with a White Home official.
NASA astronauts are scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on Might 27, lifting off from the Kennedy House Middle advanced at Cape Canaveral. Will probably be the primary time that NASA has launched astronauts from america to the Worldwide House Station since 2011.
The flight will mark the final flight take a look at for the Crew Dragon spacecraft earlier than it enters common service. The capsule will blast off with a Falcon 9 rocket.
Trump acknowledged Thursday that he was contemplating attending the launch in Florida. The journey will probably be Trump’s fourth to a battleground state in the identical variety of weeks and can mark his first journey not associated to the federal response to the novel coronavirus.
Trump has made house operations a precedence throughout his administration, touting the institution of the U.S. House Drive – the sixth department of the U.S. navy – in a protection coverage invoice negotiated and signed in December.
Trump’s three prior journeys exterior Washington in current weeks embrace a go to Thursday to a Ford Motor Firm plant in Michigan producing ventilators and different protecting gear to assist front-line well being care staff fight the pandemic. He has made related journeys to Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Florida represents a key battleground state for the president as he seeks reelection; Trump received the state narrowly in 2016. The RealClearPolitics polling index reveals former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with a slight edge over the president within the Sunshine State.