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“I would really say that our quarantine period, instead of being two weeks, has really stretched into closer to 10 weeks,” Behnken told GeekWire during a post briefing telephone interview.
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Behnken said it’s been challenging to manage the complications associated with the pandemic while preparing for the space mission.
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