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NASA astronauts enter quarantine ahead of SpaceX Demo-2 mission

NASA astronauts enter quarantine ahead of SpaceX Demo-2 mission”

When NASA announced the official launch date, SpaceX still had quite a bit of work to do before the big event.

The real Crew Dragon will journey to the ISS in NASA's upcoming SpaceX Demo-2 mission, which will lift off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on May 27, 2020.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people all over the world recently have experienced varying degrees of quarantine - a period of isolation from others to prevent the spread of contagious illness.

The much-anticipated Demo-2 mission is set to put the US back at the forefront of space exploration as NASA looks ahead to a crewed mission to the moon in 2024. They entered it two weeks before to make sure that they are healthy and that they will not be carrying the virus to the space station. It has been done since the early days of the Apollo program, and they do it in order to ensure crew safety.

The Tesla Model X is available in USA in 5-seater, 6-seater and 7-seater options, which means there would be ample space for to fit in at least two astronauts with all the gears. For example, anyone who will come on site or interact with the crew during the quarantine period, as well as any VIPs, will be screened for temperature and symptoms.

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However, for crews getting ready to launch, "flight crew health stabilisation" is a routine part of the final weeks before liftoff for all missions to the space station, NASA said on Wednesday.

One of NASA's biggest goals, launching astronauts from the United States for the first time since the space shuttle era, is very, very close to being achieved.

But each seat on a Russian Soyuz rocket came with a hefty price of up to £74million ($90million), forcing NASA to seek commercial alternatives in the US. Now, Musk's SpaceX programme is bringing a slice of the cosmos to our homes with an online simulator that allows you to step inside its Crew Dragon spacecraft.

NASA admin Jim Bridenstine said that they completed the physical simulator of the very first try back in 2019 - even if this is easier for him to understand considering that he's a former Air Force pilot.



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