Through a statement, Jim Bridenstineboss of the POT, reported that the agency had to be quarantined after the detection of several positive cases of coronavirus in different research centers.
It should be noted that the more than 17 thousand employees who are part of the space agency had to be sent home.
Only a small group of personnel designated as essential will be in charge of reviewing missions that are active in space.
Its the first time
This almost total stoppage of NASA activities will occur for the first time in history, since it has not even happened when the United States government has been closed.
On the other hand the POT is found in Phase 3 of the health emergency, same that implies a general quarantine of employees and research centers, in case the situation evolves negatively it will go to the final phase.
The phase 4 and last of the health emergency would reduce to the limit the active agency employees.
By Digital Writing El Heraldo de México