Tweet The Curiosity Rover
Among those deemed unessential and subsequently out of work for now is the Mars Curiosity Rover. Though a few NASA personnel remain on site to ensure the safety of the astronauts currently in the International Space Station, those responsible for the Rover had to put the robot to sleep and step away until the government reconvenes. Last week, the Curiosity Rover tweeted "Waters of Mars: I found H2O molecules bound in rocks/dust, not liquid water. When heated to 150-300 C, the minerals release water vapor." The next tweet contained an apology for its leave of absence during the government shutdown.