9 thoughts on “Crew Dragon to fly with Astronauts May 27”

  1. What would happen if the ISS had a pandemic?

    How often do astronauts infect one another?

    I have heard of that one Apollo mission where they came down with colds and didn’t put on their helmets but I don’t remember anything else.

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  2. 10 Cents:
    What would happen if the ISS had a pandemic?

    How often do astronauts infect one another?

    I have heard of that one Apollo mission where they came down with colds and didn’t put on their helmets but I don’t remember anything else.

    Fred Haise came down with a kidney infection although in the movie it sort of looked like he had a cold.

    Walter Schirra and Donn Eisele had flu like symptoms, but later NASA said later “space sickness”.

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  3. 10 Cents:
    How often do astronauts infect one another?

    It is well-established that microgravity causes suppression of the immune system.  One of the reasons astronauts are quarantined before space missions is to keep them from carrying diseases which might affect other crew on the mission or on the space station.

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  4. John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    How often do astronauts infect one another?

    It is well-established that microgravity causes suppression of the immune system.  One of the reasons astronauts are quarantined before space missions is to keep them from carrying diseases which might affect other crew on the mission or on the space station.

    Is there a reason for the suppression? Why is less gravity hard on the immune system?

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