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Work Resumes at Kennedy Space Center

October 17, 2013 | WMFE - Two-thousand furloughed employees at Kennedy Space Center are back at work.

NASA spokeswoman Lisa Malone says supervisors notified most employees by phone the space agency would re-open.

"And then we have an emergency notification system where your home phone number receives a phone call. It's sort of a recorded message with the information that the government is re-opened."

Malone says it'll be a few days before things are back at full speed. Employees face rescheduling appointments and reassessing deadlines.

A skeleton staff maintained Kennedy Space Center throughout the government shut-down. Work also continued on the MAVEN spacecraft, scheduled to launch for Mars next month.

But most of NASA was idle during the two-and-a-half-week shut-down. A tweet thanked followers for keeping up the conversation using #ThingsNASAMightTweet.

The tweet said, "Now it's #ThingsNASACanTweet."


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