NASA is marking its 55th anniversary today by shutting down its activities. There’s no word yet on when the deadlock in Congress will be resolved. Image © NASA
The last two shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 (which began in the middle of the STS-74 shuttle mission to Mir) lasted several weeks.
According to reports around 97% of NASA’s 18,000 employees are off the job.
NASA’s website is being pulled offline. NASA Television has also ceased broadcasting.
Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook and more social media accounts are going dark.