The 11,000-member contractor workforce at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which supports operations aboard the six-person International Space Station as well as development of the Orion/Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, is facing an accelerating drop-off through furloughs if the U.S. government shutdown continues, a regional economic development official warns. Twenty percent of Johnson’s contractor workforce had been furloughed as the second week of the shutdown began, but the numbers are ...


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