The continued disagreement in the US Congress (House of Representatives and Senate) between the Democrat and Replication parties over whether the “Obama-care” (President Obama’s half-way house to a UK-style National Health system) should proceed, has meant that all non-essential government spending has been frozen. The result is that NASA has had to lay off most of its workforce temporarily until the dispute is resolved. Mission control in Houston will continue to operate as usual in support of International Space Station operations.
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