In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley wrap up training for their Demo-2 test flight, as a planned May 27 liftoff nears.
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Dragon astronauts wrap up training, prepare to enter quarantineSpaceflightnow.com (5/8): NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, the first fliers designated to launch into orbit from the U.S. since the final NASA space shuttle mission in July 2011, completed their training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) last week. They will enter preflight quarantine on Wednesday, then travel from Johnson to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to prepare for a May 27 liftoff of the NASA Commercial Crew/SpaceX Demo-2 mission test flight to the International Space Station (ISS).
Record-breaking astronaut Christina Koch on making space history and surviving lengthy isolationThe Verge (5/8): On February 6, Koch returned to Earth after a 328 day mission to the International Space Station (ISS), a new record for women. She also participated in the first three all women spacewalks. Now teleworking, Koch has some advice on dealing with the social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: “avoid sensory underload.” An electrical engineer, Koch was selected by NASA for astronaut training in 2013 ...