HOUSTON, TX – At the risk of sounding cliché: ‘Houston, we have a problem.’
Or at least that’s the case for most NASA employees and contractors at the Johnson Space Center, thanks to the partial government shutdown, now entering its second week.
Some of those furloughed NASA employees used their forced time-off to visit the local office of Rep. Steve Stockman, whose district includes JSC.
Even NASA’S website is grounded, thanks to the government shutdown.
But it’s ‘all systems go’ for the astronauts on the International Space Station, and for the people at Mission Control tethered to the ISS.
Oh, and the martian rover Curiosity is still roving Mars, unaffected by the spaced-out antics of the people in Washington.
Maybe we should send a few hundred politicians to the red planet to join the rover.
Sure couldn’t hurt.