Sunday, December 16, 2012

United Space Alliance Sign Comes Down



CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The United Space Alliance sign on its Cape Canaveral building came down over the weekend, becoming yet another local symbolic event marking the end of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.


The NASA contractor has recently undergone several rounds of layoffs, including announced layoffs of over 100 employees at Kennedy Space Center to take place this month through January, and 148 employees last September, according to documents filed with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.


Similar to the end of the Apollo program, the end of the shuttle program has had a devastating economic impact on Florida's Space Coast which now has the highest foreclosure rate in the U.S.


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