"Spacehab today announced plans to restructure corporate functions and reduce staff to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and lower overhead costs. The Company anticipates the 15-20% reduction in workforce, approximately 36 positions out of 220, to result in savings of $3.9 million annually. The reductions eliminate redundant capabilities as SPACEHAB's support of NASA's space shuttle program moves toward completion of the Company's last contracted mission."
Shuttle News: January 2007 Archives
Hubble mission now last flight for Atlantis, Huntsville Times
"Cowing said the date also should be a reasonable indicator of when shuttle workers might "start being either shifted to other work, retired or possibly laid off. "One would suspect that the last mission for Atlantis would be a red light for layoffs."
"We have been informed by the JSC SM4 Mission Director that the space shuttle Flight Assignment Working Group (FAWG) has assigned the HST SM4 mission a launch readiness date of September 11, 2008 on space shuttle Atlantis (OV-104). This flight is designated STS-125. Please see the attachment for the latest FAWG manifest."
"The Hubble Space Telescope has a new, resonant date with destiny. NASA has set Sept. 11, 2008, as the target date for launching a mission intended to revitalize the telescope and keep it spaceworthy into the next decade, according to a planning document made public by nasawatch.com, an independent Web site."
Parsons meets the press, Orlando Sentinel
"Predictably, most of the questions to Parsons were related to possible job cuts at KSC as NASA moves closer to the shuttle's 2010 retirement date and transitions to the Constellation program that eventually will send flights to the moon."