Government Shutdown's Impact on Space

Johnson Space Center will remain staffed to keep the International Space station functioning.
1:06 | 10/01/13

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Of course the shutdown affects parts of the government. Which it most of us wouldn't even think about right away for instance NASA the Johnson Space Center in Houston is the only space operation open and that is because there -- six crew members of the International Space Station. And -- hazy necessary is in Houston now and Gina. How many employees are on the job this morning not as many others should be. Well -- 3200 civilian employees at the Johnson space it doesn't count contractors that are covered under -- separate issue. -- keeping 200 but they say are critical needs employees. On staff at mission control when the clock struck midnight mission control should change -- because as long for six astronauts from the space station. They have key mission control going. And that includes all -- the support people flight surgeons. The engineers who monitored the space station systems and those cameras on the space station as well. For earth observations. Those people are considered critical me. I have thinks -- his -- -- once again in Houston.

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