Mars mission not in jeopardy from government shutdown

We might not be able to go to national parks but we can go to Mars. That’s the word out of Washington as the Mars mission is not slowing down over politics.

The recent shutdown of the US government has not stopped NASA from its Mars mission. The space agency said the upcoming mission is on time.

NASA announced on Friday its MAVEN (Mars Atmospheric and Volatile Evolution) mission will launch as scheduled. It will take off on November 18. It will play a vital role in support and communications for operating space missions in Mars and just because of government shutdown it should not cease operations.

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