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COVID-19: NASA urges space fans not to travel to Florida to watch SpaceX’s astronaut launch

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As the fight against COVID-19 continues across the globe, NASA has urged space enthusiasts to remain at home during the launch of next month.

During an hour-long video conference on the US space agency’s response to COVID-19, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine spoke about the Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch. “Yes, we are moving forward [with Demo-2],” he was quoted as saying by space.com. “We are very excited about launching commercial crew.”

However, he urged space fans must stay at home due to concerns related to social distancing because of COVID-19.

“We are asking people to join us in this launch, but to do so from home. We’re asking people not to travel to the Kennedy Space Center,” the website quoted him further as saying.