In varying tones, federal agencies herald their return

With government funding restored—at least for now—agencies that had cut off communication for more than two weeks turned their streams back on.

Sorry, but we won’t be tweeting/responding to replies during the government shutdown. Be back as soon as possible. http://t.co/qIx8cigrnb

— NASA (@NASA) October 1, 2013

Those agencies are reopening their doors Thursday morning after President Obama signed a bill around midnight restoring their funding. The deal forged in the Senate restores funding to federal agencies only until mid-January, but some agencies’ tweets and website posts this morning have been downright jubilant.

Here’s NASA again:

We’re back and in the process of turning things back on! http://t.co/IpvHUzr4tm and #NASA TV will be up as soon as possible!

— NASA (@NASA) October 17, 2013

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