SpaceShuttles

NASA's Main Space Contractor to Lay Off 15% of Workforce

NASA%u2019s main space contractor is laying off 15 percent of its shuttle-related workers, as reductions in the space program bite. United Space Alliance, which handles the day-to-day management of the U.S. space shuttle fleet, will lay off workers in Florida, Alabama and Texas, effective October 1, the company said in a statement. The bulk of the cuts will be concentrated in Florida.