Woman Astronaut Speaking at RNC Tonight Won’t Endorse Trump

3thumThe list of people who are willing to share the spotlight surrounding presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but who are unwilling to actually endorse him, apparently now includes retired astronaut and firs woman Space Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins, who is slated to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Wednesday night. In an interview on MSNBC, Collins was happy to borrow the nomenclature of the Trump campaign, telling Jose Diaz-Balart that the space program can “Make America Great Again,” but when asked about Trump specifically, suddenly became apolitical:

The reason I’m here is I was asked to come here. I wasn’t asked to go to Philadelphia. This is a great chance to get my message out to an audience that doesn’t normally hear about space. I’m not a political person.

Well, we’ll see how all that talk about life on other planets goes over. By the end of the night, Trump could be building a wall around Jupiter.

Collins took a lot of guff for accepting the speaking slot, which falls on the anniversary of the moon landing, which might explain the hands-off approach to Trump.

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