Shuttle Layoffs: You All Knew This Was Coming

NASA to cut 400 jobs, contractor says, CNN

"Four hundred space shuttle employees will be laid off beginning in October, a spokesman for a National Aeronautics and Space Administration contractor told CNN on Tuesday Jeff Carr, spokesman for United Space Alliance, NASA's primary contractor for the space shuttle, said he thinks all of the layoffs will come from volunteers taking early retirement, and 60 percent are to come from Florida crews. He said notice of the layoffs has been sent to the entire corps of Space Shuttle employees."

First wave of shuttle layoffs due at KSC in October, Orlando Sentinel

"The company that services NASA's space shuttles announced plans Tuesday to shed nearly 250 jobs in Florida later this year -- its first major layoff in a looming disaster for an economy tied to Kennedy Space Center. United Space Alliance, the prime contractor for U.S. space-shuttle operations, will also cut its work force in the Houston area by about 150 people."

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