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Fraser
2009-May-02, 01:20 AM
NASA began the first round of job layoffs today as the space agency prepares to retire its fleet of space shuttles. 160 people were notified today their jobs were being cut, the first of 900 jobs that will evaporate in the next five months. The first wave of layoffs will affect Lockheed Martin and [...]

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TRUTHisnotfacts
2009-May-02, 02:00 AM
I understand what there doing ...

space shuttle has cost more money than small wars

1 space shuttle cost them $1.7 billion US dollars ...The jobs could be related to the shuttle and that would be wasted Money for Nasa if you have no space shuttles any longer ..

I am sure they may build a new space rockets or machine IF they get many Million dollars or more to reconstruct Nasa but that remains to be seen .

DrRocket
2009-May-02, 02:25 AM
NASA began the first round of job layoffs today as the space agency prepares to retire its fleet of space shuttles. 160 people were notified today their jobs were being cut, the first of 900 jobs that will evaporate in the next five months. The first wave of layoffs will affect Lockheed Martin and [...]

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That is a bizarre announcement. NASA does not directly employ the people mentioned - ATK Thiokol and Lockheed Martin. Announcing layoffs for a private company is not something that NASA does. They have not canceled any contracts, and what is going on is a planned phase out of the shuttle program.

ATK Thiokol has not existed under that name for at least two years.