day toook ooowwrrrr joooobbbssss!!
they tooook oooour joooobs.
space shuttle is not needed as the cold war ended 20 years ago! its expensive, and dose not compete with modern launchers. lets face it materials cost isn't the biggest cost of a launcher, its fuel and development, so why bother making the launcher reusable? also why bother sending up a crew of 7 and all the life support that requires?
Thease people are highly skiled and no doubt will end up working for some other engineering company in the future, hey maybe one of the commercial space rocket manufacturers. There redundancy may even lead to better prospects in-the future. NASA is scaling back, as it shouldn't be manufacturing what it can get commercial, (this is the states right free market and all that BS), They need to concentrate on the next generation of space vehicles.
so i agree, NASA isnt state well fair!
Its like the certain politicians sticking there fucking ore in and telling NASA to use XYZ manufacture because Its in there constituency, And hey sure we have to bail out GM (would totaly been better if it got bout out by toyota or someone).