Kelly Clarkson sings the national anthem before what would become the NASA-Space X collaboration
- The launch in Florida was delayed in the midst of weather problems
- Clarkson appeared on a stream from his Montana ranch
- Space launch will begin on Saturday, NASA announced
Kelly Clarkson brought Americana to NASA’s planned event with SpaceX on Wednesday.
“I’m over the moon to be asked to participate in #LaunchAmerica … do you get it? I love space jokes,” said the 38-year-old songstress.
The A Moment Like This singer delivered his rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner before what was to become Cape Canaveral, the Florida launch of Elon Musk’s Crew Dragon carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley towards the International Space Station.
The latest: Kelly Clarkson, 38, led Americana to NASA’s planned SpaceX event Wednesday, performing the National Anthem on a stream from her home
The first champion ever of American Idol continued: ‘The demo-2 launch is happening now and NASA live is tweeting it !! Safe travel for everyone on board! ‘
The event, which took place during NASA’s commercial crew program, changed due to weather issues and was rescheduled for Saturday.
“This mission will validate the company’s crew transport system, including the launch pad, rocket, spaceship and operational capabilities,” NASA said of the mission.
It added: “This will also be the first time NASA astronauts are testing orbiting space ship systems.”
Strikes a lot: The American Idol champion had a sense of humor on his task Wednesday
Stay safe: Clarkson and her family have been socially distant from their ranch in Montana for two-plus months since the coronavirus pandemic stimulated a nationwide lockdown
The event with the song stress From U Been Gone would have been the first space mission with a crew to launch from the US in nine years.
Clarkson and her family have been socially distant from their ranch in Montana for two-plus months since the coronavirus pandemic led officials to lock down the country in an effort to stop its spread.
She and husband, Brandon Blackstock, 43, are the parents of daughter River Rose, five, and Remington Alexander, four; and he is the father of son Seth, 13, and Savannah, 18, from a previous relationship.
Wait a few days: The event, which took place during NASA’s commercial crew program, was unified due to weather issues and was rescheduled for Saturday
Heroes: Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have to wait until Saturday for the launch