PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - The earth welcomed home three space travelers today who had departed the planet well before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19.
The crew members from the International Space Station include a local guy, Army physician and New Castle native Andrew Morgan. He's been aboard the Space Station since July.
Because earth has a pandemic, and space travel can weaken one's immune system, the return of Morgan and his crew mates aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule brought extra precautions.
Their journey took more than 3 hours.
The recovery team at the landing site had been under close medical supervision for a month, and tested for the coronavirus.
The astronauts now face strict quarantine, living at NASA for the time being.
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