NASA website down amid 'lapse in government funding'

The NASA website appears to have been taken offline by amid the US government "shutdown."

The NASA website appears to have been taken down, amid the US 'shutdown' Credit: NASA

A notice on the site says it is unavailable "due to a lapse in federal government funding."

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US military protest shutdown

Hundreds of US military veterans gathered in Washington, DC, to demand that the country's war memorials are reopened. The memorials have been temporarily closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.