As specified in his statement, even “NASA will shut down almost entirely, but mission control will remain open to support the astronauts serving on the space station.”
But a lot of other consequences were predicted, including the fact that millions of Americans being in public service will have to stay at their jobs without receiving a salary. This will have a big impact on the entire economy because business owners would see delays in raising capital.
During his speech, the American President accused the Republicans for their action to determine a government shutdown, conditioning their vote to funding government to some ideological demands such as limiting women to contraception or requesting a delay in the application of the Affordable Care Act.
According to historical data, two previous government shutdownd in 1995 and 1996 had a cost of $1.4 billion. In the actual situation, the Senate signed a measure to ensure that members of the military would continue to get paid.