Three astronauts have returned to Earth from a seven-month stay in space – only to find out the world is very different now than when they left.
Jessica Meir, Andrew Morgan, and Oleg Skirpochka landed safely Friday morning in Kazakhstan. While they were able to follow news reports about the global coronavirus pandemic back on Earth, they say it was “hard to understand” the full picture of what was going on.
Morgan, a former Army physician, says he even felt guilty that he was up in space instead of helping out at home.
Last time Jessica Meir, Andrew Morgan and Oleg Skripochka were on Earth, there were house parties, handshakes and no one was yet talking about coronavirus.
More than 200 days since they each embarked on their trip to space, things are different. https://t.co/TlY9LAXMGr
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