Trump to return to Florida for rescheduled SpaceX launch

Trump to return to Florida for rescheduled SpaceX launch
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE will return to Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday for the rescheduled SpaceX launch. 

Trump tweeted Wednesday from Air Force One that he will be returning for the weekend launch. 

“Thank you to @NASA and @SpaceX for their hard work and leadership. Look forward to being back with you on Saturday!” the president said.


White House Chief of Staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Miami pauses reopenings as COVID-19 infections rise, schools nationally plot return Overnight Health Care: Trump downplaying of COVID-19 sparks new criticism of response Trump downplaying sparks new criticism of COVID-19 response MORE confirmed the president’s tweet, telling reporters Trump will return to Florida on Saturday if the launch looks like it will take place at the next available window. 

The launch was cancelled Wednesday due to weather conditions. 

The SpaceX launch will be the first time American astronauts will be sent into orbit from U.S. soil since 2011. 

Astronauts Dough Hurley and Robert Behnken were slated to be launched to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon Crew capsule. The launch was postponed due to storm winds, heavy rain and lightning. 

The next available launch window will be on Saturday and Sunday.