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."