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Boeing builds spacecraft in shuttle hangar

2011-10-31 20:20

Cape Canaveral - Boeing is taking over a space shuttle hangar in Florida to work on its own space capsule.

The agreement was announced on Monday at Kennedy Space Centre. The move is expected to create 550 jobs over the next four years.

Since 2009, more than 4 000 space jobs have been lost in the Cape Canaveral area as Nasa closed out the space shuttle programme.

Boeing is one of several companies developing space taxis and cargo ships to carry astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station. Boeing is working on a capsule that could transport seven people into space.

The company will move into one of the three hangars that were used to prepare shuttles for flight.


Comments
  • mpiyakhe.dhlamini - 2011-11-01 03:08

    i wonder why we engage in welfare spending in this country when they are much more productive things we could invest in,like education,infrastructure,science

      Fred - 2011-11-01 07:40

      While I support your comments, they have little to do with the subject matter.

      Fred - 2011-11-01 07:40

      While I support your comments, they have little to do with the subject matter.

      Merven - 2011-11-01 07:44

      Because the general entitlement mindset is based on welfare, not hard work to obtain: education, infrastructure, science etc.

      Merven - 2011-11-01 07:44

      Because the general entitlement mindset is based on welfare, not hard work to obtain: education, infrastructure, science etc.

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