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Nearly 3,200 NASA Johnson Space Center employees furloughed

Almost all of the 3,200 employees at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston either did not report or were sent home from work on Tuesday -- without pay.
Almost all of the 3,200 employees at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston either did not report or were sent home from work on Tuesday -- without pay.
 
According to officials at the Johnson Space Center, only 99 full-time workers would be required to report to duty.

Because they're the ones responsible for communicating with and sustaining astronauts at the International Space Station.

Another 93 contract workers deemed essential would also stay on the job, but everyone else is furloughed.

Space Center Houston, however, will be open to visitors and that is because the tourist spot operates independently from the Johnson Space Center.

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