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10/06/2013 12:12 am ET Updated Oct 07, 2013

ISS Astronauts Wait Out Government Shutdown

What's NASA up to these days? Not much. Along with other government agencies, it's been hard hit by the government shutdown.

However, as Obama announced Monday, Mission Control has remained active to coordinate activities aboard the International Space Station, which currently has two American astronauts -- Karen Nyberg and Mike Hopkins -- living inside of it.

But as NPR reported, there might not be much for them to do. A quick look at their Twitter feeds shows NPR might be right:

It hasn't been all fun and games:

But we're willing to bet there have been some pretty spectacular zone-out moments:

(h/t NPR)

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