Employees at NASA's Johnson Space Center Asked to Clean Toilets, Pick Up Trash During Shutdown

At NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, employees who have been working without pay throughout the monthlong government shutdown are now being asked to clean the bathrooms. A person with the name Elizabeth Blome tweeted a photo of two pieces of paper detailing the work that needs to be done: picking up trash "so we don't attract ants or rodents" and cleaning the bathroom once a week until the shutdown ends. The Houston Chronicle identified Blome a NASA manager who develops requirements for spacewalks to maintain the International Space Station."This is our reality at the Johnson Space Center," the tweet said. "We now have no custodial services while we work without pay to keep the International Space Station operating."The Chronicle could not reach her for comment Thursday.  Continue reading...

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