June 16, 2024

NASA SpaceX Crew-4 Astronauts Enter Quarantine for Mission to Space Station

Additional safeguards have been added given that the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Anyone who will begin site or interact with the team throughout the quarantine duration will be screened for temperature and symptoms. Lindgren, Hines, Watkins, and Cristoforetti will be tested two times for the infection as a precaution, in addition to anybody who is available in direct, close contact with the team.
NASAs SpaceX Crew-4 objective is the fourth crew rotation flight to the ISS as part of NASAs Commercial Crew Program. Crew-4 is targeted to launch no earlier than Thursday, April 21, on a brand-new SpaceX Crew Dragon, called Freedom, atop the companys Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Crew-4 will come to the space station for a brief overlap with NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, who flew to the station as part of the companys SpaceX Crew-3 mission in November 2021. On station are Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov who flew to the station on a Soyuz spacecraft on March 18, 2022.

NASAs SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts take part in a training session at SpaceX head office in Hawthorne, California. From left to right: NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 objective professional Jessica Watkins; NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 pilot Robert “Bob” Hines; NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 commander Kjell Lindgren; and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut and Crew-4 mission expert Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy. Credit: NASA
NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, and Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, entered their official quarantine duration starting Thursday, April 7, in preparation for their flight to the International Space Station on NASAs SpaceX Crew-4 objective.
The procedure of flight team health stabilization is a routine part of last preparations for all missions to the spaceport station. Spending the last 2 weeks before liftoff in quarantine will help guarantee Crew-4 members are healthy and to safeguard the astronauts already on the area station.
If they are able to preserve quarantine conditions prior to take a trip to Kennedy, Crew members can select to quarantine at house. If quarantining at home is not possible– for example, if a home member cant maintain quarantine due to the fact that of task or school dedications– crew members have the choice of living in the Astronaut Quarantine Facility at Johnson Space Center till they leave for Kennedy Space.

NASAs SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts participate in a training session at SpaceX head office in Hawthorne, California. From left to right: NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 mission professional Jessica Watkins; NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 pilot Robert “Bob” Hines; NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 commander Kjell Lindgren; and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut and Crew-4 mission expert Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy. NASAs SpaceX Crew-4 objective is the fourth team rotation flight to the ISS as part of NASAs Commercial Crew Program.