Two US Space Agency facilities have been closed after a NASA engineer was found to have a virus. Agency CEO implored workers to continue remote development – but for everyone, Trump’s plan to land on the moon again in 2024 will be hit with high certainty.
When the world stops: The spread of the Coronavirus in the United States led tonight (Thursday to Friday) to close two NASA facilities – and the US plan to return to the moon by 2024 is expected to be hit. NASA CEO acknowledges: “It will have an impact on our missions – But employee health above all else. “
NASA announced tonight the closure of two company facilities – one in Mississippi, where a blue-collar worker was diagnosed. Another New Orleans facility closed due to widespread outbreak of the virus in the region. . Breidenstein instructed on continuing to work remotely – but it is impossible to continue with experiments and missile construction without being in the field, and the decision – which will take effect this morning – will cause delays.
This news is particularly disappointing for the Trump administration, which has set a target for another US landing on the moon by the end of 2024. Suspension of work will certainly affect the preparations for the mission – which is expected by all projections to be delayed. CEO Breidenstein said tonight: “We understand that this will have an impact on NASA missions, but it is clear to us that the health and safety of NASA employees is a top priority.”