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Astronaut speaks on returning to Earth during a pandemic

Even after a 9-month-long space expedition, this NASA astronaut never expected his return to Earth to be impacted by a global pandemic.

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NASA astronaut Dr. Andrew Morgan spent 9 months on a space expedition and was excited to reunite with his wife and children, only to find out that the coronavirus pandemic was having a major impact on his home planet. Morgan says that because being in space for so long can weaken the immune system, both he and his family had to quarantine upon his return to Earth. While he is able to take shelter with family in Houston, Texas, he says he can't wait to return to his home in Pennsylvania.

Watch the video above to see what Dr. Morgan had to say about his return to Earth during the pandemic.