Concerns about job losses, national security
Original post made on May 22, 2012
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on May 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm
The plural of spacecraft is spacecraft.
on May 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm
Is there some reason they can't ship satellites out of San Jose or San Francisco?
I find it hard to believe next closest suitable airfield is McClellan. If the President of the United States can take off from SFO (which he has) then I'm sure a sattelite can as well.
I don't know if Eshoo has been paying attention but the U.S. no longer has a manned space program. One less thing this rescue squadron needs to worry about right?
When our military becomes just another welfare program (for companies) it will lose effectiveness. It already has in lots of ways. We end up with weapons the military doesn't want and we keep bases open the military would rather close.
All because of where these weapons are built or what district the base is in. Not because of the role they play in our national defense.
The military gave up Moffett long ago. Seems like no one is paying attention to that fact. Now NASA is saying they don't need it.
Time to say goodbye to Moffett once and for all.
on May 23, 2012 at 12:02 am
Loral and Lockheed build satellites in Bay Area, and their revenue are in tens of billions. They employed thousands of high-paid engineers and scientist locally. Shutting down Moffett will drive them out, and thousands of families will be impacted.
There are not much manufacturing job left in Bay Area. Let's be careful what we wish for.