NASA’s website is down today due to the government shutdown. It turns out that the agency also had to cancel or postpone all of its public activities and events, including a workshop where attendees planned to consider how to redirect potentially civilization-destroying asteroids heading toward Earth. So if we are ever a day too late to stop an asteroid, remember today.
Due to the gov't shutdown, all public NASA activities/events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.
— NASA (@NASA) October 1, 2013