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Working amid coronavirus restrictions, engineers readied a Soyuz spacecraft for launch Thursday to ferry two Russian cosmonauts and Navy SEAL-turned-NASA-astronaut Chris Cassidy to the International Space Station.
Liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is targeted for 4:05:06 a.m. EDT (1:05 p.m. local time). It will be the first piloted flight of an upgraded Soyuz 2.1a booster following a series of successful uncrewed launchings.
The article goes on to state the following:
In a stark departure from normal routine, the usual crowd of family, friends and other well-wishers was not on hand at the sprawling spaceport to cheer the crew on, thanks to travel restrictions intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Read more about the launch, preparation and how COVID-19 is affecting the mission at CBSNEWS.COM.
— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) April 8, 2020
A trio of astronauts are heading to the @Space_Station but you’ll have to get up early to see it! Live coverage on @NASA_TV begins tomorrow at 3:00 a.m EDT when cosmonauts Ivan Vagner & Anatoly Ivanishin & NASA’s Chris Cassidy launch to the orbiting lab. ☕ 🚀
Image credit: NASA pic.twitter.com/lYbzNLDFVp
— ISS National Lab (@ISS_CASIS) April 8, 2020
The Exp 63 crew and its backups inspected the Soyuz crew ship today that will launch the trio from Kazakhstan to the station on April 9 to begin a 195-day mission. https://t.co/McDKVlfWNI pic.twitter.com/f6f7NDrvuN
— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) April 3, 2020
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