Astronaut Trivia:After the astronauts died in space, can the body not be transported back to Earth?

【rumor】 There are rumors spread on the Internet: If the astronauts are killed in space, the remains can’t…

【rumor】

There are rumors spread on the Internet: If the astronauts are killed in space, the remains can’t be transported back to Earth, and they can only stay in space and float constantly. It is really sad, but this is actually just a rumor.


【the truth】

Astronaut Trivia:After the astronauts died in space, can the body not be transported back to Earth?
Astronaut Trivia:After the astronauts died in space, can the body not be transported back to Earth?

“There is no premise of this claim. After the astronauts died in space, the body could not be brought back to Earth. There is no explicit provision for this.” Pang Zhihao, chief communications expert of space exploration technology in the country, said that in the history of human space, there have been Two US space shuttle explosions, as well as the Soviet astronauts returning, did not open the hard landing after the parachute sacrifice, so far no astronauts have died in space, the body is stranded in space.

After the astronauts died in space, can the body not be transported back to Earth?

Seven astronauts on the Space Shuttle Challenger

Many people agree with this rumor and feel that the rumor is true. It may be that the astronaut’s body will bring terrible consequences to the bacteria that are not on the earth. In fact, whether it is a spacecraft sent to the moon or Mars, it will be sterilized to avoid bringing bacteria from the earth to other planets. When local and foreign samples, spacecraft or astronauts return to Earth, they will also be disinfected and isolated to avoid such incidents.

Experts pointed out that once the astronauts were killed in space, the remains should not only be brought back as much as possible, but they should also be treated as heroes. Of course, perhaps when the space funeral is introduced later, the ashes can be brought to other planets for burial.

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