back to article Planning a trip to space to escape COVID-19? Tough. Arianespace shuts up shop while SpaceX sputters

It has been a frustrating few days for space fans, with automatic safeties and virus fears stopping rocket-based play. Still, there was at least a glimmer of hope from the red planet. COVID-19 claims Arianespace's launch campaign Amid office closures and a general panicking of the populace, Arianespace bowed to the inevitable …

  1. Alister Silver badge

    since astronauts might be riding the thing as soon as May.

    Unlikely now, I would have thought, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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