NASA astronaut duo returns to a very different Earth

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  • NASA’s Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir are back on Earth, along with Russia’s Oleg Skripochka after departing the International Space Station late Thursday.
  • The trio made it safely back to Earth, but now a new adjustment period begins.
  • The coronavirus pandemic will prevent the astronauts from celebrating with friends and family.
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NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan are now back on solid ground, along with one of their Russian counterparts, Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos. The trio shoved off from the International Space Station late Thursday and touched down back on Earth in the early morning hours.

Normally, this would be a routine crew return mission, and the astronauts would soon return home to the waiting arms of family and friends. Unfortunately, that’s not possible this time around, and the global coronavirus pandemic is to blame. The Earth the astronauts left over 200 days ago is not the same one that they have returned to.

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