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A U.S. astronaut was potentially exposed to COVID by Russia — which kept quiet, emails show

Oct 05, 2020 - The Miami Herald

WASHINGTON U.S.-Russian relations have long been strained but an exception to that has always been mutually beneficial joint efforts in space. Or so it seemed. New internal emails from NASA, shared with McClatchy and the Miami Herald, suggest the space relationship too has been increasingly strained. The reason: The secrecy surrounding the COVID-19 death of a Russian space official whose pre-launch close contact with a U.S. astronaut potentially exposed the American to the virus. The emails ...