There won’t be a massive crowd near the Kennedy Space Center appreciating the space NASA is going to launch amidst the current social distancing scene.
NASA is going to launch astronauts into space and before that SpaceX has also planned to launch its mission to space known as Crew Dragon. NASA is trying everything to launch the mission with safety amidst the ongoing health outbreak. The ongoing health outbreak has impacted everything adversely, whether it is businesses, schools, colleges or everyday life of people. The current scenario of the economy is dismal everywhere all across the world where everyone is losing their jobs. Amidst all these dismal circumstances, NASA has planned to launch the astronauts into the space to protect the interest of its potential visitors, ground crew and astronauts. If NASA launched the mission successfully, it will not only break the drought regarding such launches but also make a history. It will be the first time when NASA will launch the mission with private spacecraft.
Meanwhile, the deputy manager of program-related with the commercial crew of NASA, Steve Stich has said that they are taking the extra measure of social distancing with every precaution. The agency is checking the temperature of people involved in the mission at the ground. He further said these types of space launches often require people to work in close areas, but the agency has separated the people in two different rooms. They are disinfecting the room regularly along with putting the Plexiglas differently between the work stations. He said the mission to launch the astronauts to the international space centre is however very crucial to them because the agency is careful regarding social distancing measures.
The agency doesn’t want to put its people’s health at risk.
Jim Bridenstine said in a press call that there are other projects that they are also looking forward to and so they don’t want to put the health of our people at risk. Jim Bridenstine is the administrator at NASA and informed that NASA is planning to launch the MARS Perseverance Rover somewhere in July. He announced the people that the agency is taking every precaution to keep the astronauts of Crew Dragon safe. The crew related to the mission including Doug Hurley and Behnken are following social distancing measures and so have isolated themselves. Both of them will go through the medical checkup along with temperature checks. Further, he informed that the agency is planning to limit the number of visitors to see the launch. However, they have allowed some VIPs of the National Space Council and Congress members, and they will not be allowed to come with considerable staff.
Jim said that it is quite disappointing for them; they are restricting the number of visitors to cheer up the mission. Earlier a considerable crowd often came to cheer up the space mission but this it will be dangerous, and so the agency has told the people not to travel to go and cheer up the space mission. He said the agency had told people to cheer up the mission while sitting at home. However, he also said that the state of Florida has to take care of and regulate the beaches and roads if the county sheriff is willing for people to come and see the mission. Amidst all, Wayne Ivey, the county sheriff of Brevard said in the press conference if the people of America want to go and see the mission then they can’t stop them however NASA has its guidelines and has got his guidelines.
Amidst the planned mission, several businesses and restaurants are opening all across Florida. But, the representative of public health is requesting people to stay at home and avoid gathering in considerable numbers in public places. Meanwhile, NASA is doing everything to launch the mission successfully along with taking every major precaution required to keep the crew safe and secure.