WATCH: Pence speaks with astronauts as countdown to launch from Space Coast nears

WATCH: Pence speaks with astronauts as countdown to launch from Space Coast nears
In this image from video made available by NASA, astronauts Bob Behnken, left, and Doug Hurley give a news conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Friday, May 1, 2020. The two are scheduled for a May 27 launch aboard a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station. (NASA via AP) (NASA via AP)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — With the countdown on for a historic launch from the Space Coast, Vice President Mike Pence spoke with the astronauts who will be on board, with just over a week until liftoff.

Pence spoke with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on Tuesday, who will both be aboard the first test flight of Crew Dragon 2 on May 27.

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They will launch from Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station.

Pence spoke with the astronauts virtually as they continue to quarantine ahead of the launch.

Watch the full discussion below: