Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obama, Air Force One Will Arrive At Skid Strip

President Barack Obama will fly in Air Force One to the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, tour the Orbiter Processing Facility and view the 25th and final flight of shuttle Endeavour Friday at Kennedy Space Center.

The First Lady, Michelle Obama, and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, will attend the penultimate shuttle launch. The arrival time of Air Force One: 2:10 p.m.

The Obama Family will depart the Skid Strip at 4:40 p.m. President Obama is delivering the commencement address at Miami Dade College early Friday evening.


steele-environmental said...

Look for all car traffic to grind to a halt in KSC while the POTUS motors over to the VIP area...

Why didn't he just land AF1 at the Shuttle Landing strip and WALK to the VIP area?

Rick Steele
Sarasota, Florida

Mark Lopa said...

My guess is Air Force One needs to be on standby in case of an emergency, and the SLF needs to be clear in case of a RTLS abort.

bkhuna said...

HRH Michelle will be attending! I didn't know the exchange gift shop sold thousand dollar hand bags?

On a side note, I wonder which campaign contributors he'll be meeting this time.

It sure won't be the rank and file. He got their money, got their vote, bent them over and gave them some good ol' hope and change.

GO4TLI said...

The continued Obama bashing is way past silly and shows just how bitter the posters are that a black man was elected President. Just how many launches did Herr Dubya attend? Dubya approved the end of the Shuttle Program after the ISS was completed but that doesn't seem to get mentioned much by the Obama bashing lunatic fringe. I am just thrilled our President and his family are attending the launch of of Endeavour this Friday. Now if the attention brought to this launch by the President attending and with the interest in Rep. Giffords being able to attend to watch her husband lead this crew on orbit will remind the American people just how important our manned space program has been to the success of our nation over the past 50 years. We won't have a viable and vigorous manned space effort unless the American people make their support for such a program known to their representatives in Congress.