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Vice President Mike Pence Visits California for 2 Days

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    Vice President Pence Visits Bay Area

    Vice President Mike Pence finished off his Bay Area visit by speaking at NASA Ames. Anoushah Rasta reports.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019)

    Vice President Mike Pence arrived in California Wednesday for a two-day visit to support President Donald Trump and tour a NASA facility.

    After stops in Huntington Beach in Southern California and Monterey, Pence continued on to Moffett Field in the Bay Area, landing at the airfield at about 6:45 p.m.

    Pence and second lady Karen Pence were greeted by about 75 cheering supporters at Moffett Field. At one point, the crowd chanted "U-S-A" and then "Four more years."

    "You know, with the way our country is going, everybody is fighting and stuff, so we just wanted to show our support for him, and I think he's doing a good job," said Melvin Casion of Marina.

    On Thursday, the vice president and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine toured NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley and addressed employees.

    NASA said the visit would involve the role Ames will play in NASA’s plans to return astronauts to the moon by 2024.

    The space agency said the visit would take place in its Vertical Motion Simulator, a facility that will be used to develop a lander.

    Pence also spoke to 200 NASA employees before returning to Washington, D.C.