In Photos: VP Mike Pence Tours NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Blue Origin & More

The New Shepard Booster

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The New Shepard booster, viewed by Vice President Pence and his wife, was the first private rocket to launch and land vertically, proving the feasibility of reusable rockets.

Big Rocket Boosters

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United Launch Alliance (ULA) president and CEO Tory Bruno (left) shows off the Delta IV Heavy rocket boosters at the ULA Horizontal Integration Facility.

Arriving in Florida

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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen arrived on Air Force Two at the Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Ready for the Tour

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As Air Force Two taxis at the Shuttle Landing Facility, spectators stand by at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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Christine Lunsford
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Christine Lunsford joined the team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.