NASA Closes Down In Response to Terrorist Attacks
Within a few hours of the destruction of the World Trade Center, NASA announced that it was shutting down all of its facilities across the United States and was sending all non-essential employees home. In Florida, technicians "safed" the four space shuttles to protect them from possible attacks, and increased the overall security of the area. There is no word on when the facilities will be opened again, perhaps as late as Thursday. Several aerospace companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and others also shut down their offices on Tuesday.