Will the Mars Curiosity Rover be shut down during the Goverment fiasco that’s going on right now? The short and brutally honest answer is YES.
As 97% of NASAs employees have been furloughed thus making it impossible for the mission to continue for the time being.
Curiosity will boot back up and continue it’s mission to Mount Sharp when the United States Government reaches an agreement.
When Congress agrees on a resolution our friendly robot on Mars can continue its scientific advances. Until then, I , along with Reddit will be pretending that Curiosity will be happy entertaining itself until we get our act together.