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Fri May 22, 2020, 08:11 PM

Trump to attend SpaceX launch in Florida

Source: The Hill

President Trump will attend a major SpaceX launch at NASAís Kennedy Space Center in Florida next Wednesday, according to a White House official.

NASA astronauts are scheduled to fly on SpaceXís Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 27, lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center complex at Cape Canaveral. It will be the first time that NASA has launched astronauts from the United States to the International Space Station since 2011.

The flight will mark the last flight test for the Crew Dragon spacecraft before it enters regular service. The capsule will blast off with a Falcon 9 rocket.

Trump acknowledged Thursday that he was considering attending the launch in Florida. The trip will be Trumpís fourth to a battleground state in the same number of weeks and will mark his first trip not related to the federal response to the novel coronavirus.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/499253-trump-to-attend-spacex-launch-in-florida



Florida represents a key battleground state for the president as he seeks reelection; Trump won the state narrowly in 2016. The RealClearPolitics polling index shows former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with a slight edge over the president in the Sunshine State.

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Reply Trump to attend SpaceX launch in Florida (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Friday OP
James48 Friday #1
Initech Friday #11
Red Mountain Friday #2
Scarsdale Saturday #17
Ligyron Friday #3
George II Friday #4
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Saturday #20
Blue Owl Friday #5
Scarsdale Saturday #24
Blue Owl Saturday #25
LudwigPastorius Friday #6
trueblue2007 Friday #7
tinrobot Friday #8
larwdem Saturday #16
kwassa Friday #9
benld74 Friday #10
totodeinhere Friday #12
CaptainTruth Friday #13
SergeStorms Saturday #14
lastlib Saturday #15
Dave Starsky Saturday #27
marble falls Saturday #18
maxrandb Saturday #19
raccoon Saturday #21
louis-t Saturday #22
hatrack Saturday #23
Crazyleftie Saturday #26

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:15 PM

1. A visit by Trump

Will curse the Space-x program to failure.

Just watch.

Every thing he gets near turns to absolute shit. And death. And financial ruin.

Every. Single. Thing.

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Response to James48 (Reply #1)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:29 PM

11. Elon is a full red pill truther.

Which is quite funny when you explain to the MAGAs what the Matrix is *REALLY* about.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:24 PM

2. He sees an opportunity

To associate himself with something that works.

Even better.......he did nothing to contribute.




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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #2)

Sat May 23, 2020, 06:56 AM

17. This is really

a golf trip, disguised as a support the space venture trip.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:35 PM

3. Yikes, what else could go wrong?

I'll bet this goes off with a Bang.

If I was one of the crew I'd be sh*ting bricks.

...and I'm not even superstitious.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:39 PM

4. Maybe he wants to ride it, a la Slim Pickens....

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:04 AM

20. I don't think the capsule has a seat that wide.

Plus, it's not their heavy-lifter rocket.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:44 PM

5. Send trump into space but don't let him wear a helmet for his vanity

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #5)

Sat May 23, 2020, 02:50 PM

24. Invite him onboard for a visit.

Run out, lock the door, ALL Systems GO! Imagine the cheering crowds.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #24)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:43 PM

25. Only downside would be one more piece of space junk floating around

I think I could live with that!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:45 PM

6. If I were those astronauts, I might suddenly develop a bad stomach ache.


I wouldn't want Trump, the Fecal King Midas, anywhere near my launch, because everything he touches turns to...well, you know.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:59 PM

7. i hope he gets EATEN BY AN ALLIGATOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:26 PM

8. I wonder if this rocket is being pushed to launch before it is ready so Trump can have a victory.

The director of human spaceflight abruptly quit last week... now Trump is turning the launch into a political event.

I'm getting a bad feeling about this. I hope I'm wrong.




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Response to tinrobot (Reply #8)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:52 AM

16. this

may be a bad sign for the crew

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 09:35 PM

9. Elon Musk is a Trumpian.

It all goes together.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:13 PM

10. Hope people in the places tRump

Has visited are being tested or will be.

Sneaking suspicion heís passing virus along

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Response to benld74 (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:33 PM

12. You think he might be an asymptomatic carrier?

I guess that's possible since we know that some people can be asymptomatic yet contagious.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:47 PM

13. F U Trump! We don't want you here.


I was planning on just watching the launch from my back yard but if Trump's motorcade is going to take 405 across the lagoon to Kennedy I might have to park along the road so I can flip him off in person.

I drove by Mar-a-Lago & flipped it off 3 times, but Cheeto Benito wasn't there. Flipping him off in person is now on my bucket list.

I might even get to see a Blackhawk helicopter or two patrolling Trump's route. I had one fly over me once when I was on the edge of the lagoon to watch the launch of a classified military payload.

Standard communications satellite launch: Lagoon patrolled by sheriff's boat.

Classified military payload launch: Blackhawk over your head checking you out for threats.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:20 AM

14. Who else thinks Trump helped design the Space Force uniforms?

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Camouflage in space, it's a natural fit, right?

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #14)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:45 AM

15. Camo for space would be black....

unless you're a staybull jeenius.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #15)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:02 PM

27. Black with sparkles.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:57 AM

18. Is there a way to stow away an orange shtgibbon on that capsule?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:19 AM

19. I hear the best view is from right below the rocket.

I mean, I've seen the videos. They put a cameraman right below the rocket so he can film the launch.

A lot of people are saying it's the best seat in the house.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:05 AM

21. Please tell me they're sending the Dotard up. Nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:37 PM

22. Make sure he's right up front near the launchpad.

Donnie two scoops deserves to be as close as possible. He can wear his new Space Force uniform and all the rubes will clap for him.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:39 PM

23. I hear they have Super-Duper Missiles down there . ..

Maybe he'll demand that they launch one of those, too.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:53 PM

26. Wittle boy want to see a wmissle shoot

eom

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