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NASA is retiring its fleet of space shuttles later this year and when the shuttle shut down -- -- jobs are going with a -- we go to Adam Shapiro live in cocoa beach Florida with the -- how many jobs are going down out of.
Well we're -- about 9000 jobs -- on the beach in Cocoa Beach in those 9000 men and women from the Kennedy Space Center will be on the beach unfortunately by October take a look at -- -- tourists who come here big part of the economy Stewart.
And that it that -- talk for rob turn around if you see that appeared just off there.
Behind that -- off in the distance is the Kennedy Space Center.
The 9000 jobs that are going to be eliminated when the shuttle program comes to an end in September that's the last launch those 9000 jobs are basically construction jobs the people who built.
The latest launch facility which has to do with the Constellation Program to talk more about this in the impact I wanted to be Melissa stays she's the president and CEO of the Cocoa Beach area chamber of commerce.
9000 jobs just at NASA by September raises your unemployment rate here to 15% but it's even greater than that is an.
Well yes -- is you figure for every space center gap that we have.
Two point eight people outside -- affected surround it to three just to be and there was a 27000 people.
And then they were talking about having manned space -- continue -- to the Bush Administration we already spent nine billion towards the Constellation Program.
But that's not -- that's correct.
So what happens to the people here is the Kennedy Space Center -- down is still funding for but no manned -- right correct there's no man's face by.
They have presented a telephone conference yesterday.
Which still has given us ambiguous -- saturated as in the president's supposed to be here April 15.
The when he is here what you want to hear from President Obama about what's gonna happen to the thousands of people who -- going to be out of work here.
-- we want to hear that it's gonna continue with human space exploration.
I don't care how they do it we don't care what architectures -- whether they used constellation where they use O'Brien.
We just need to continue to keep our.
First frontier of space and asked to be number one.
Melissa we have to wrap right there but I think for a lot of people one way to hit home Melissa -- about this is in the future American astronauts left to piggyback on board Russian spacecraft.
When -- wanna go to the International Space Station and leave it -- will be talking to businesspeople and -- people all about this in the impact.
Later today on Fox Business got it thanks so much Adam Shapiro Cocoa Beach.
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