Soyuz MS-16 set for launch amid COVID-19 pandemic
Handout, Russian space agency Roscosmos via Reuters
Posted at Apr 06 2020 04:43 PM
The Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, formed of Chris Cassidy of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, is prepared on Monday amid new constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ahead of its upcoming launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The mission is set to launch on April 9, 2020 at 04:05 EDT (08:05 UTC) from Site 31/6 at the cosmodrome and will mark the first time the Soyuz 2.1a rocket will be used to launch people.