Space: Quarantine for Moon Travelers

In all probability, U.S. astronauts will not be returning from the moon before 1970, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is getting ready to welcome them back all the same. As the spacecraft is hoisted aboard the recovery carrier, bands will strike up, sailors will cheer, and a worldwide television audience will watch. But the viewing public will see precious little of the heroes of the occasion, the astronauts themselves. They will be whisked into isolation at an $8,100,000 Lunar Receiving Laboratory that NASA is just completing in Houston. There they will remain under strict quarantine for weeks.


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