Thursday, June 24, 2010

No way to run the space program

Mike Hollie
The Huntsville Times

President Obama's determination to overhaul the space program has become painfully clear to hundreds of households in Huntsville this week.

Some contractor employees working on the Constellation program have already been told to expect layoff notices and buyout offers, and others will probably join them this week and next. Up to 1,000 or so jobs are at stake at 21 local contractors employing 1,750 people on the Constellation program.

Nationwide, from 2,500 to 5,000 people working on Constellation will be dismissed during a tepid recovery from the nation's deepest recession in eight decades while space program supporters are trying to save their jobs.

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