How to handle isolation like an astronaut

Politico (EU) | Mar 26, 2020 at 2:20 PM
  • Astronauts have one important piece of advice for the millions of people holed up in apartments during the coronavirus pandemic: make contact.
  • After serving as a pilot in the Italian air force, Cristoforetti’s space training took her on 10-day deep sea dives and treks into the wilderness in Alaska in preparation for the ISS, a joint initiative between the space agencies of the U.S., Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe in orbit 400 kilometers above the surface of the planet.
  • Space agencies have teams of support staff on hand to make sure astronauts remain tethered to their family back on Earth.