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Mike Pence to mark moon landing in Florida

Vice President Mike Pence is on to this 50-year anniversary celebration.
Indiana Governor and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence speaks to supporters at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota in 2016. EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times
Indiana Governor and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence speaks to supporters at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota in 2016. EVE EDELHEIT | Times
Published Jul. 19, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence will travel Saturday to Florida to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Pence will go to the Kennedy Space Center, visit the Apollo 11 launch site and speak about space-related issues, according to information released Thursday by Pence’s office.

Pence will “deliver remarks on the legacy of the Apollo 11 mission, the future of human space exploration, and highlight the administration’s commitment to return to the moon, Mars, and beyond,” the information said.

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