Country music icon Travis Tritt will perform the National Anthem on Saturday before NASA’s SpaceX launch. Additionally, Tritt shared the news on social media through his Twitter account on Thursday.
“Tune in before the launch of @NASA’s @SpaceX Crew-1 mission (Saturday 11/14) and watch Travis perform our National Anthem,” the Tweet says.
Previously, Tritt has teased at some sort of collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX. Additionally, on Tuesday he sent out a tweet for fans to “stay tuned for something special.”
NASA’s Twitter account later confirms the news and thanks Tritt for making himself available to sing the anthem. Additionally, NASA includes the hashtag #LaunchAmerica in the tweet.
Thanks for doing this. We can’t wait to hear it and share with the world! #LaunchAmerica— NASA (@NASA) November 12, 2020
“Thanks for doing this,” the tweet says. “We can’t wait to hear it and share with the world.”
Many of Tritt’s twitter followers especially congratulated him on the honor and told him it is well-earned.
Yay! What a great birthday present for me! I live across the river from Kennedy Space Center— Queen Raven, KNEEL!! 🇺🇸 (@RavenLan77) November 12, 2020
“Yay! What a great birthday present for me!” a person writes. “I like across the river from Kennedy Space Center.”
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft is scheduled to depart from the earth from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Saturday evening. Additionally, the craft’s mission is to transport a four-person crew to the International Space Station for a six-month science mission.
Tritt Has Astronaut Fans
Tritt already has some NASA fans, especially among an astronaut crew stationed at the International Space Station. Furthermore, using Tritt’s hit song “It’s a Great to be Alive,” a space crew made their own homemade music video, according to TMZ.
Tritt also made waves on Thursday by encouraging a veterans organization not to accept a sizable donation from Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis.