Three new crew members have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) successfully The launch was carried out under tight restrictions due to the coronavirus. Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos and NASA’s Chris Cassidy reached the ISS at 1413 GMT , six hours after the blast. Only support personnel were allowed and they wore masks and kept their distance. Cassidy did admit that without family at the take-off is affecting the crew.”But we understand that the whole world is also impacted by the same crisis,” Cassidy said.
The crew responded to the emailed questions from journalists in a press conference on Wednesday. The next crew to return to Earth from the ISS will be flying to their home countries on April 17 via Baikonur, rather than Karaganda in central Kazakhstan as usual, as part of new travel measures related to the pandemic. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted his congratulations after the launch.
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