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Michael Sheetz+ Your Authors @thesheetztweetz Space Reporter @CNBC | pitches [email protected] | DM for cell, WhatsApp, Signal, ProtonMail | formerly @DJNF @ESTribune | alumnus @TheKingsCollege Mar. 16, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the $400 billion space industry, a thread:  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/the-400-billion-space-industry-and-nasa-brace-for-coronavirus.html 

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine moved all of the agency's centers to "Stage 2" response (i.e., strongly encouraged telework).

Two NASA centers (Ames in CA & Marshall in AL) are at "Stage 3," after an employee at each tested positive for COVID-19:  https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-statement-on-agency-coronavirus-status 

NASA on Friday said that coronavirus "has not significantly affected NASA’s operations," with prep continuing for upcoming missions like "the Mars Perseverance rover mission and NASA’s Commercial Crew flight test (SpaceX’s Demo2)."
 https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/the-400-billion-space-industry-and-nasa-brace-for-coronavirus.html 

SpaceX appears to be moving forward with operations largely unchanged so far, with CEO Elon Musk reportedly telling employees in an email that “the risk of death from C19 is *vastly* less than the risk of death from driving your car home."  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/elon-musk-spacex-employees-car-crash-coronavirus 

Blue Origin said in a statement to CNBC that the company is "financially supporting self-quarantine actions:"

Boeing's Space division sent me two statements, with the second specifically addressing that the company has "not made any changes to our operational engineering support for the International Space Station."

Lockheed Martin Space said its employees on Friday were still in the office, although the company has been limiting travel and pre-screening visitors:


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