NASA Continues Space Travel Amid Coronavirus Fears

NASA Continues Space Travel Amid Coronavirus Fears

Several cities and towns across the US (and abroad) are instituting curfews, restaurant/bar closures, and placing limits on groups of people. Many employers are instituting mandatory work from home programs and schools/universities have extended spring break. However, NASA is charging forward. The firm announced they’re still moving forward with current space missions and they will be sending more Americans to the International Space Station (ISS) in April. There are already programs in place to ensure astronauts do not carry illnesses into space. For many years now, every astronaut has gone through a 2 week health stabilization period, a fancy way to say medical quarantine, before heading into space. During this time any colds, flus, or other bugs would sure be detected.

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