Pence tours California, raises funds for House Republicans

Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, following a unity prayer walk honoring the victims of last weekend's massacre. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Isaac Brekken

The Mojave Air and Spaceport will get a visit from Vice President Mike Pence Tuesday afternoon.

Pence and his wife will get a tour of some of the businesses developing commercial space flight capabilities at the east Kern County spaceport.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, will host them on their visit to The Spaceship Company hanger. The company is developing commercial spaceflight systems.

The vice-president will also visit the Stratolaunch Systems facility where a massive carrier plane is being developed that would allow rockets and satellites to be launched into low Earth orbit from the air.

Pence is on a fundraising tour of California.

James Burger can be reached at 661‑395-7415. Follow him on Twitter: @KernQuirks.

(1) comment

Totryisnottobe

This career politician is best already fundraising? What a radical Vice President. As governor of Indiana he signed a draconian bill that infringed on civil liberties and is antiquated on his view on climate change.

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