This might be a first for Travis Tritt. He is set to perform the National Anthem for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission, scheduled for Saturday (Nov. 14th) at 7:49 p.m. EST. Pre-launch coverage, including Travis' performance of the Star-Spangled Banner, filmed from his home in Georgia, will air live on SpaceX's website, NASA Television and the agency’s website, as well as numerous other platforms.
The Crew-1 mission will launch NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission specialist Soichi Noguchi, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Travis said, “I’m thrilled and very proud to be a part of this historical event as NASA and SpaceX continue to expand space exploration.”
His appearance comes after astronauts aboard the International Space Station created a one-of-a-kind video of them singing along to Travis' hit song, “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive.” The video starring commander Chris Cassidy and the space station crew featured clips of them living their daily lives in space while lip-syncing to the famous tune.