Press Release

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

By SpaceRef Editor
July 5, 2017
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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 or Amber Philman at 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.

Press Contacts

Jen Rae Wang
Headquarters, Washington

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.|

SpaceRef staff editor.