Astronauts Finally Dock at ISS After an Extended Quarantine

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A new crew was sent up to the International Space Station this month. The three man team consists of Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos, and Chris Cassidy out of NASA. There is always a period of quarantine prior to being sent up to the ISS. After all, who wants the flu in space? The quarantine process this time, however, was more stringent and over a longer time period. Generally the astronauts are isolated for a period of 2 weeks, after which they hold a press conference from behind a glass window to avoid infection. This crew was in quarantine for 2 weeks in Moscow and then 2 weeks in Kazakhstan, eschewing the usual press conference.

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