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NASA employees head back to work - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

October 1, 2016

NASA employees head back to work

Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 12:30 am

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Thousands of NASA employees and contractors returned to work Thursday at Johnson Space Center.

The 16-day government shutdown that furloughed the vast majority of the center’s more-than 3,000 employees ended, but the effects of the political impasse in Washington, D.C., will continue to be felt as the space center gets back to business.

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