MOUNTAIN VIEW (KCBS) – A government shutdown would impact everyone from the front gate guards to the scientists who study Mars at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View.
On Monday morning, a long and steady line of cars filed through the main security gate at NASA Ames, but it could be more of a trickle by Tuesday morning if there’s a partial government shutdown. The agency has warned that nearly all of its 18,000 would be placed on unpaid furlough absent a federal budget agreement.
One union official says more than 1,000 AMES Employees could be furloughed for an indefinite period of time. And even the nearby Moffett Field Golf Club is warning customers that the course may be closed.