for decades, astronauts have been quarantined to ensure that they were virus-free and ready to fly (or, in the case of Apollo, to make sure they didn't bring home any "moon bugs.")
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Slooh astronomers will livestream a free astronomy lesson on Thursday (March 19) for K-12 students who are homebound during the coronavirus pandemic.
Astronauts are experts on social isolation and quarantines. Here are their tips for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a global network of telescopes to cancel its annual observations of black holes, which last spring published the first ever image of such an object.
As a frightening pandemic sweeps across the globe, it is becoming ever clearer that every aspect of life will be affected by it, even the study of what lies beyond Earth.
Like many of the rest of us, NASA employees are now working from home in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
If the coronavirus pandemic has you stuck at home and yearning for some space exploration, here are some free space projects and activities to keep you occupied.
The animated TV series "Space Racers" has shared educational content for students during school closures amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Launches from Europe's chief spaceport, the Guiana Space Center, have been suspended indefinitely because of the COVID-19 outbreak, European officials announced today (March 16).
NASA chief Jim Bridenstine has urged all space agency employees who can work from home to do so due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Many of the NASA visitor centers and space museums located across the U.S. have now temporarily closed in support of the effort to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The procedure to ensure that astronauts don't bring an illness to the International Space Station is under evaluation as NASA enacts tactics to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
An earlier swap of the two Russian cosmonauts on the crew should pose no issues, but concerns surrounding coronavirus will likely alter the preflight quarantine.
As the world scrambles to confront the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, Italy has been forced to take such dramatic measures that the country's emissions have changed, as seen from space.
New satellite images show Iranian authorities digging large numbers of graves in the Qom area, which media reports say is due to the growing numbers of coronavirus victims in the country.
Space Symposium, one of the biggest space industry conferences in the world that brings thousands to Colorado Springs every year, has been postponed indefinitely over coronavirus concerns.
The Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), which normally brings thousands of people to New York every year, will switch to a virtual-only meeting in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, it's interesting to ponder what would happen if such a virus were to spread in space.