Vice President Mike Pence Announces Orion Capsule Is Complete From Kennedy Space Center
By Fox News // July 20, 2019
50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Watch Vice President Mike Pence’s visit and comments at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
(FOX NEWS) – Speaking at Kennedy Space Center on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Orion capsule that will take American astronauts back to the Moon is ready.
“The Orion crew capsule for the Artemis mission is complete and ready to begin preparations for its historic first mission,” he said.
The Artemis program will land American astronauts on the Moon by 2024 and establish a sustainable human presence on Earth’s natural satellite. Artemis will also make history by landing the first woman on the Moon.
“America will return to the Moon within the next five years and the next man and the first woman on the Moon will be American astronauts,” he said: “We’re going back.”
“We’re investing in new rockets, new spaceships,” Pence added. “We’re unleashing the burgeoning private space industry.”
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