Space Shuttle Endeavour flies for the last time on April 29 + Space Shuttle Atlantis on June 28 = 2000 United Space Alliance Workers Loose Their Jobs

United Space Alliance announced on April 15, 2011 that layoffs will happen in waves on July 15, July 22 and August 12, 2011. Employees are given an option to volunteer to be laid off or be given 60 days’ notice in mid-May. This will cut United Space Alliance workforce by more than 50%. Space Shuttle […]
United Space Alliance announced on April 15, 2011 that layoffs will happen in waves on July 15, July 22 and August 12, 2011. Employees are given an option to volunteer to be laid off or be given 60 days’ notice in mid-May. This will cut United Space Alliance workforce by more than 50%. Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is one of two currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. Endeavour is the fifth and final spaceworthy NASA space shuttle to be built, constructed as a replacement for Challenger. Endeavour first flew in May 1992 on mission STS-49. The Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation:OV-104) is one of two remaining operational Space Shuttle orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States The Atlantis was the fourth operational (and the next-to-the-last) Space Shuttle to be constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California, and she was delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center in eastern Florida in April 1985. More info.


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NASA contractor set to cut more than 1,000 jobs – United Space Alliance

Ramifications connected to the upcoming retirement of NASA’s space shuttle fleet are reaching beyond the what, where and whens of delivering supplies to the orbiting International Space Station. Affecting real people and real jobs back on terra firma, Houston-based United Space Alliance, one of NASA’s leading space shuttle contractors, has announced it plans to cull […]
Ramifications connected to the upcoming retirement of NASA’s space shuttle fleet are reaching beyond the what, where and whens of delivering supplies to the orbiting International Space Station. Affecting real people and real jobs back on terra firma, Houston-based United Space Alliance, one of NASA’s leading space shuttle contractors, has announced it plans to cull around 15 percent of its total U.S. workforce on October 01 of this year. Announced in a statement released on Tuesday, that percentage equates to more than 1,000 employees, with 800 to 1,000 expected to go from facilities in Florida, 300 to 400 from Texas, and about 10 from Alabama. According to United Space Alliance president Virginia Barnes, all workers that lose their jobs will be given severance packages along with assistance in training for future job interviews and career transitions. Speaking with the BBC News website, Keith Cowling, editor of NASA Watch, has warned there are many more job cuts to come as the shuttles head towards retirement. “People being laid off now is just the beginning,” he said. “Many more thousands will be laid off as the shuttle programme is wound down.” http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/201027/5842/Leading-NASA-contractor-set-to-cull-more-than-1-000-jobs If you enjoyed this information:
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