Space crew set for launch during pandemic

Astronaut Jessica Meirs from the ISS shares tips on taking care of your mental health amid coronavirus lockdown

Astronaut Jessica Meirs from the ISS shares tips on taking care of your mental health amid coronavirus lockdown

On board the Soyuz spacecraft are Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner and American astronaut Chris Cassidy.

The Soyuz crew was scheduled to dock with the station's Zvezda service module at 10:16 a.m. EDT.

They will join the station's three-person crew for more than seven days of joint operations, after which Cassidy will relieve current ISS commander Oleg Skripochka.

Ivanishin and Vagner had trained as back-ups for the other two Russians and were picked for the flight only in February after a member of the original Russian crew suffered an eye injury.

McClain's attorney said that their client did use the account amid the ongoing divorce procedures, with Worden's knowledge, in order to keep their finances in order, according to The Times.

"We've been going through a painful, personal separation that's now unfortunately in the media", McClain said.

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SpaceXis preparing to launch the first crewed test flight of its Dragon spacecraft, possibly as soon as mid- to late-May. It's highly unlikely that the system will actually be used, but safety is the name of the game in human spaceflight, and so NASA and SpaceX conducted a full demonstration with crew and support staff at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to prove that everything works as intended.

Next up for SpaceX is Demo-2, the first ever crewed flight of a Dragon to the ISS, which is now planned for mid-to-late May. Now, the version of the Dragon capsule that SpaceX first used to fly those missions is being retired, after that one of the spaceships based on that design fell into the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday afternoon, after having returned from the ISS.

That will be the first USA spacecraft to ferry astronauts to the space station since the shuttle program ended in 2011. But, he added, "any backup crew is ready to become prime".

"I didn't misrepresent anything", she reportedly said. "It is hard to leave those who are staying behind in this challenging time, but I want to thank everyone for helping us take off".

Thursday's launch will be the first time a manned mission uses a Soyuz-2.1a booster to reach orbit, after Roscosmos stopped using the Soyuz-FG rocket past year.

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