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Thousands Out Of Work Year After NASA Ended Space Shuttle Program

There are 19 comments on the CBS Local story from Jul 15, 2012, titled Thousands Out Of Work Year After NASA Ended Space Shuttle Program. In it, CBS Local reports that:

A year after NASA ended the three-decade-long U.S. space shuttle program, thousands of formerly well-paid engineers and other workers around the Kennedy Space Center are still struggling to find jobs to replace the careers that flourished when shuttles blasted off from the Florida "Space Coast." Some have headed to South Carolina to build airplanes ... (more)

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Since: Apr 08

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#1 Jul 15, 2012
Perhaps a more appropriate headline would be:

Thousands still out of work a year after Obama ends space program.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#2 Jul 15, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
Perhaps a more appropriate headline would be:
Thousands still out of work a year after Obama ends space program.
The shuttle program ended not the space program. There are many things being developed for space exploration. 30 year old shuttles need to be retired. Too costly to maintain or replace unless you don't mind whole crews dying. NASA lacked money to continue it. It would have ended no matter who was President.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#3 Jul 15, 2012
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, both promote space exploration through the private sector, leaving out govt, bureauracy. Before you make blanket statements find out what NASA is doing and how the candidates feel about it.
Allen

Cambridge Springs, PA

#4 Jul 15, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
Perhaps a more appropriate headline would be:
Thousands still out of work a year after Obama ends space program.
Problem with that is that Bush ended the program before he left office......less we forget.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#8 Jul 15, 2012
We Are In Trouble wrote:
<quoted text> We have money to kill people and destroy cities . This move was to take control of America and make America dumb leaving wealthy dangerous Jews to control our country even more then they do today . Millions of our skilled jobs are in China Mexico Israel and Canada . This is why we have no money in America . Spooky tell the truth to these people and stop lying .
I am. Try reading something on the subject before you start flapping your gums. Those jobs at NASA were never permnanent positions. The scuttles were three decades old. We have contacts with Russian to continue space travel to the international space station. If the government would have stayed out of it and private business had done the developing, we would probably have a lunar station. Ron, you don't have the first clue about astronomy so just shut up. You sound stupid.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#9 Jul 15, 2012
We Are In Trouble wrote:
<quoted text> This is dangerous and will start wars . The private sector who have the money are corrupt and crazy like Hitler . ARE YOU KIDDING US ??
. Yes, cause government bureauracy is so free from scandal and over-cooked budgets where things cost 50 times as much is really great, right?

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#14 Jul 15, 2012
We Are In Trouble wrote:
<quoted text> Please Please Please . This is a disgrace to America to kiss Russia's azz . Even many Astronauts said this . Nobody in the private sector got the ball rolling . All we are going to have in America is filthy rotten Jewish Hollywood Movies because we are being destroyed . All our skilled jobs have been undermined including the Space Program . Hey this sure makes Jewish Disney more powerful in Florida .
The space program is still intact, stupid. Still developing craft to send out into space with rockets. It's just the shuttles that have been retired and the only place they went was to the ISS. There are actually a lot of companies that are developing shuttles as we speak. How do you not know any of this if you are gonna run your mouth? And no astronaut has said that considering they were frequently on MIR and now go to the ISS. Astronauts are not dumb repressed racists and bigots.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#17 Jul 15, 2012
We Are In Trouble wrote:
<quoted text> Yes some of the astronaut were on TV doing a interview . They were puzzled and very disappointed . Sorry to break this news to you . And it is true the Earth is round . Racist and Bigot ? Please Spooky ! We are all Racist . And if telling the truth makes me a bigot then I accept the honors of being a bigot . Spanish and Black are the biggest racist in our country .
Beyond SpaceX: Five companies seeking to change space travel
On May 19, SpaceX will attempt to become the first private company to dock a capsule with the space station. Since the space shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003, Presidents Bush and Obama have directed NASA to turn the job of transporting cargo and crew to the station over to private firms.
NASA already has $3.5 billion in cargo contracts with two rocket makers – SpaceX and Orbital Sciences Corporation – and has added $270 million in seed money to four companies to develop technologies to transport crews. This summer, NASA expects to provide additional money to help private space companies develop full-scale systems

If this was news to some astronauts, they had their heads in sand. This has been in the works since 2003 when Bush was in office. That's ten years to figure out what to do about a freaking job.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#20 Jul 15, 2012
We Are In Trouble wrote:
<quoted text>
Astronaut Jim Lovell Disappointed In Effective End Of Space ...
With Discovery now a museum piece, a former Apollo astronaut who lives in the Chicago area is decrying the effective end of America's space program.
chicago.cbslocal.com/.../17/astronaut...end-o ...- Cached
SPOOKY GO WATCH THE VIDEO.
Astronaut Mad With Closing Of Space Program - Video Results
Play Video Play Video Play Video
Space program's end leaves astronauts jobless
July 6, 2011 4:11 PM
As the NASA shuttle fleet heads for retirement, the number of astronauts are dwindling. Some are retiring, while others are moving on to private companies, reports Mark Strassmann.
Astronauts, soon to be jobless, ask what's next
SPOOKY OUR GOVERNMENT IS CROOKED NO MATTER WHO THE USELESS CREEPY PRESIDENT WE HAVE . THE LAST TWO WERE DRUG USING PIGS !
Page not available, dumbass.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#21 Jul 15, 2012
We Are In Trouble wrote:
Hey Spooky this Jew Judge Judy makes 45 Million a year ??? Something is wrong ???? Look at the wages in Hollywood . The people have their filthy hands around Americas throat and are killing our country !
Off on some stupid tangent again. When you can't carry on an intellectual debate, you start with the Hollywood Jew crap. It just shows how stupid you really are.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#23 Jul 15, 2012
Also, please note your previous statement regarding what a "few" astronauts said:

Please Please Please . This is a disgrace to America to kiss Russia's azz . Even many Astronauts said this . Nobody in the private sector got the ball rolling . All we are going to have in America is filthy rotten Jewish Hollywood Movies because we are being destroyed . All our skilled jobs have been undermined including the Space Program . Hey this sure makes Jewish Disney more powerful in Florida .

Note that Jim Lovell said NOTHING about America kissing Russia azz. So your next post with the partial article does nothing to validate your staement, as usual.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#26 Jul 15, 2012
We Are In Trouble wrote:
<quoted text> Gee it's funny I read them POOP FOR BRAINS !
Your link didn't work, I can google too. So, let's see. An 84 year old fart who sold govt. property for $380,000.00 is complaining about Obama ending a program that was set in motion to retire anyway. Maybe we could have gotten those "antique" license plates to hang on the shuttles, LOL. Maybe he should have returned that money and we could have had NASA use it it to something, haha.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#28 Jul 15, 2012
We Are In Trouble wrote:
<quoted text> Ok Spook think about this . If this Jewish BILLIONAIRE Bitch Penny Pritzker would pay the rest of the millions her and her crooked mayor buddies of Orlando rob taxpayers out of maybe there would be money for the Space Program . Penny purchased the 1100 acre Orlando Navy Base for under 13 million dollars . It was worth about 160 million dollars . Today it is Baldwin Park in Orlando Fl . This Jewish Bitch has made billions on this prime property . Plus taxpayers poured millions back into Baldwin Park . Sorry to bring up about crooked Jews but you made me .
No, you brought them up because that's what you do. she has nothing to do with the Space program whereas Jim Lovell did. The two have nothing to to with one another. If that's the case, if we hadn't been in two wars, we could have used that money.

Since: Apr 08

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#29 Jul 15, 2012
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>Problem with that is that Bush ended the program before he left office......less we forget.
Oh. I guess I misunderstood this report.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/...

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#30 Jul 16, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh. I guess I misunderstood this report.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/...
Try reading a White House Press release or NASA news for the actual information instead of blog politics reports from some skewed version.

Our first goal is to complete the International Space Station by 2010. We will finish what we have started, we will meet our obligations to our 15 international partners on this project. We will focus our future research aboard the station on the long-term effects of space travel on human biology. The environment of space is hostile to human beings. Radiation and weightlessness pose dangers to human health, and we have much to learn about their long-term effects before human crews can venture through the vast voids of space for months at a time. Research on board the station and here on Earth will help us better understand and overcome the obstacles that limit exploration. Through these efforts we will develop the skills and techniques necessary to sustain further space exploration.

To meet this goal, we will return the Space Shuttle to flight as soon as possible, consistent with safety concerns and the recommendations of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. The Shuttle's chief purpose over the next several years will be to help finish assembly of the International Space Station. In 2010, the Space Shuttle -- after nearly 30 years of duty -- will be retired from service.

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html...

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#33 Jul 16, 2012
Honest American wrote:
Powerful Jews own Obama and are destroying our country and society !
Obama ends shuttle era, says he will live to see Man on Mars . Oh look it's ABC JEWISH DISNEY NETWORK . Crazy Ron is right .
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ABC News' Ann Compton (@AnnCompton) reports:
Barack Obama was eight years old when Neil Armstrong made his “one small step for Man” on the face of the Moon, and now as President, Obama has told NASA: “been there, done that.” Instead of aiming toward creation of a base on the Moon, as envisioned by his predecessor, President Obama wants to target deep space.
“We’ve set a goal to let’s ultimately get to Mars. A good pit stop is an asteroid,” the President explained at a townhall meeting this week.“Let’s start stretching the boundaries so we’re not doing the same thing over and over again, but rather let’s start thinking about what’s the next horizon, what’s the next frontier out there.”
He was asked about the future of manned space flight less than 48 hours before the final shuttle mission lifted off, carrying a small crew of four aboard the Atlantis to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station.
The excerpt and link I gave you was to George W, Bush's speech in it's entirety. Both are found in White House Press releases and at the NASA website. You, on the other hand provided a blog report. Not even the same. But then why ferret out the real news when you(Ron) can find something written with very little basis in truth. Yes, let's all believe the biased reporter instead of the White House and NASA. Again, you show how ignorant you truly are.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#36 Jul 16, 2012
Honest American wrote:
<quoted text> Don't you get tired of making a azz out of yourself ?? ABC News ? Again this is Disney Jewish TV Network . Sure Spooky everybody is a liar but the criminals who are destroying our country . Remember Obongo is a cocaine user who's brainis fried like Charlie Sheen .
You are the one always complaining about ABC. Seems they're are only honest when it's convenient for you. I didn't get my info from there, you did, what a dumbass.

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#37 Jul 16, 2012
I know this speech is longer than the two paragraphs you usually manage to get thru but try reading the information first hand not thru ABC news

http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/54868main_bush_trans....
Allen

Newbern, TN

#38 Jul 16, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh. I guess I misunderstood this report.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/...
I guess you did.... http://www.spacedaily.com/news/rocketscience-...

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