Six SpaceX Employees Have Tested Positive For COVID-19; Work Continues, As Demo-2 Launch Planned For May Written 7 April 2020


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CNBC reports that SpaceX “has had six employees test positive for COVID-19 as of Monday, according to an internal company memo seen by CNBC.” SpaceX “operations have continued after it was deemed ‘mission essential’ by the Department of Defense.” NASA, “like the Pentagon, has also determined that its upcoming SpaceX Demo-2 launch is mission essential. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told CNBC last week that, despite the coronavirus crisis, his agency and SpaceX are still aiming for late May to launch Demo-2.”
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