CORONAVIRUS: SPACE STATION CREW TO BLAST OFF DESPITE VIRUS-HIT BUILD UP
A three-man crew is set to travel to the International Space Station on Thursday (April 9), leaving behind a planet overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and NASA’s Chris Cassidy will blast off at 08:05 GMT (4:05pm Singapore time) from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where Covid-19 has caused changes to pre-launch protocol.
Under usual circumstances, the departing crew would face questions from a large press pack before being waved off by family and friends.–AFP
Source: National News Agency