10/4/2013

A partially staffed control center in Houston is staying in touch with the International Space Station crew, the Hubble telescope is working so long as it doesn't get hit by stray space radiation. And the Mars rover is still trundling across the Martian landscape because it's being managed by nongovernmental researchers. The government shutdown is halting many programs at NASA, but for the most part, its space missions are continuing.

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