An ordinary astronaut understands much about carrying on in the high-risk circumstances, even when in isolation. Learning how to deal with such situations is new to many of us during this Coronavirus outbreak. However, for astronauts, operating in small gatherings under duress is the reason they train.
Numerous astronauts gave comforting words on their official Twitter accounts in the current week as nations around the globe requested the public to stay at home and brought schools into closure and slowed businesses to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
Not every astronaut tweet mentions Coronavirus purposely; however, they do speak about coping during these stressful times. Wherever you are, we could probably come to an agreement that these are tough times.
There has been much chatter coming from astronauts concerning Coronavirus, however, here is exactly what a few had to say.
It is super-easy to see exactly that we are all together in this matter, from up here, #EarthStrong, March 16, 2020.
Jessica Meir, a NASA astronaut, who has for about 6 months been in the space as part of Expedition 62 mission, took to her official Twitter account and tweeted an image from her perch on International Space Station on Monday, March 16. She wrote, “From up here, it is quite simple to see exactly that we are genuinely in this mutually.
Scott Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut, understands more about the isolation that many because he spent almost a year aboard International Space Station in 2015 to 2016.
On Saturday, March 14, Kelly tweeted that we would get through this together as long as we follow the experts’ advice. He linked to a web page talking about Coronavirus from Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), which is one of the agencies offering advice to the Americans about how to be able to manage their health during the pandemic.
Kelly confirmed in another tweet that one thing he learned in his twenty years of service at NASA is that majority of the problems are not rocket science, and if they are rocket science, then you should consult a rocket scientist. What he probably meant in this tweet is that we should trust advice from the public health experts during stressful times.
Christina Koch, a NASA astronaut and also an expert of isolation, having several months of experience in Antarctica, and even during a one year mission at the International Space Station, she still in recovery and adapting after she landed on February 6, 2020.