Mashable: The government shutdown is screwing over SpaceX
The government shutdown isn't just affecting federal agencies, such as NASA. It's altering the plans of private sector spaceflight companies, such as SpaceX, too.
SpaceX, the Elon Musk-founded company, was initially planning to launch the maiden flight of its huge new Falcon Heavy rocket at the end of January. However, that timeline is looking more uncertain thanks to the government shutdown.
The company was set to perform a test firing of the Falcon Heavy this weekend at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in preparation for its first flight. But due to the government shutdown, it wasn't able to. Read more...More about Politics, Space, Nasa, Science, and Elon Musk 1 hour ago