Kelly Clarkson Soulfully Sings American National Anthem for NASA's SpaceX Launch (Video)
Country musician Kelly Clarkson had the honor of singing the American National Anthem for a special occasion. The star sang the anthem for the launch of NASA’s SpaceX capsule.
On Monday, Clarkson, 38, remotely sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” to help launch NASA’s SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The launch was set to occur from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida but had to be rescheduled.
The pre-launch coverage aired live on SpaceX's website, NASA Television, and the agency’s website. It also played on other platforms like television stations.
THE US SPACE MISSION
Clarkson's performance, from her Montana ranch, was also aired. This event was set to be the first crewed space mission to be launched from the US, with the last one being in 2011.
Weather permitting; the rescheduled launch will now take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 3:22 p.m. Taking to Twitter, the former "American Idol" winner shared her NASA performance.
She captioned the post writing: “I'm over the moon about being asked to participate in #LaunchAmerica … get it? I love space jokes.” NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were set to go with the SpaceX Demo-2 launch to the International Space Station on a Crew Dragon spacecraft.
A Falcon 9 rocket would propel the spacecraft. The event, which is under NASA's Commercial Crew Program, had to be halted because of weather concerns.
CALLING OFF THE LAUNCH
In less than 20 minutes before the launch, the event was called off on Wednesday. NASA said: “This mission will validate the company's crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities.”
I’m over the moon about being asked to participate in #LaunchAmerica 😏… get it? I love space jokes. 🚀😆 The Demo-2 launch is happening now and @NASA is live tweeting it!! Safe travels to everyone on board! https://t.co/0mw6kLUnDi— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) May 27, 2020
WHAT THE ASTRONAUTS WILL DO
It also shared: “This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit.” The “Since U Been Gone” singer has been self-isolating with her family from their Montana ranch.
They’ve been there for more than two months to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Clarkson, her husband, Brandon Blackstock, 43, and their children daughter River Rose, 5, and Remington Alexander, 4, are together on the ranch.
Blackstock is also a father to son Seth, 13, and daughter Savannah, 18, from a previous relationship.
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