NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken familiarize themselves with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, the spacecraft that will transport them to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Their upcoming flight test is known as Demo-2, short for Demonstration Mission 2. The Crew Dragon will launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA photo)
When NASA astronaut Doug Hurley returned to Earth in 2011 after piloting the space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station (ISS) in the shuttle program’s final mission, he assumed he’d made his last spaceflight.
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Arlington National Cemetery and the VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) have found ways to continue honoring veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funeral honors have been adjusted by both departments, but leaders have said they are committed to paying tribute to veterans and support for their families. Arlington National Cemetery has mandated face covers and other measures, while the NCA – which oversees 142 national cemeteries and the resting places of more than 4 million Americans — has started a digital tribute.
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While most people are living under stay-at-home orders, military nurses on different sides of the world are boosting the fight against COVID-19.
“For so many years, we have been the supporting personnel to ensure our soldiers get the best care they can to return them to duty or send them to a higher level of care so that they can continue healing, whether in or out of the Army,” said Col. Melissa Mitravich, commander of the 411th Hospital Center in Kuwait. “Now we are on the front lines, and our medical personnel have stepped up and taken the lead without any difficulty.”
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