Why is NASA shut down?
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NASA hasn't been shut down, but Obama did cancel the Constellation program which was gonna go back to the moon and then onto Mars.
I don't think it is....
I didn't hear anything about it being shut down but I heard that instead of working on projects on our own we're working with Russia?