Astronauts tweet from space during government shutdown

Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Karen Nyberg have continued to tweet from the International Space Station in spite of the government shutdown.


The government shutdown may have forced NASA and hundreds of other federal agencies to temporarily suspend work, but astronauts Mike Hopkins and Karen Nyberg have been tweeting away amid it all because, well, they're in space.

The two astronauts are currently inside the International Space Station, which is in orbit 250 miles above Earth. Here are a few of the tweets they've posted as of late.


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