Country artist Travis Tritt beautifully sang the National Anthem for the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission today.
Tritt’s performance was live from Georgia and was streamed to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the historic launch.
In the mission, Crew-1 will launch three NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. The astronauts include Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker. In addition, NASA astronauts will be accompanied by Soichi Noguchi, a mission specialist for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Travis Tritt Sings National Anthem
In a tweet, Tritt said what an honor it was to sing the National Anthem.
“TUNE IN!! I’m thrilled and very proud to be a part of this historical event as NASA and SpaceX continue to expand space exploration. Join me today as I perform our National Anthem approx. 4:15 Eastern time at https://qoo.ly/398i46 #LaunchAmerica #GodBlessAmerica“
Earlier today, Tritt quote tweeted a post from NASA, which said, “Welcome to Launch Day”. The photo shows the group of four astronauts in their white, futuristic flight suits. He captions the post with words of good fortune.
“I’m thrilled to be singing our National Anthem for this event! Wishing all the best for a successful launch!”
The launch was set to happen on Saturday, but NASA postponed it a day due to unfavorable weather conditions. Liftoff will now take place at 7:27 p.m. ET. The crew will dock at the International Space Station around 11 p.m. tomorrow.
As for today, NASA has gone all out with decorating their Twitter account. They have made their header photo a picture of the four astronauts and their bio, “Welcome to Launch Day. #LaunchAmerica“.
The account has been posting numerous videos of the team, as well as the preparations done for the memorable day. NASA has also been live-streaming the event for the last two hours.
Earlier this week, NASA officially certified the Crew Dragon, which is a capsule spacecraft. It was the first to be approved by the administration since the Space Shuttle about 40 years ago.
In addition, the next launch will happen at the end of March 2021. The crew will include two Americans, one Japanese, as well as one European astronaut.