Florida Today reports that space shuttle operator United Space Alliance (USA) plans to cut 150 positions by Jan. 7 on a voluntary and involuntary basis as part of a much broader reduction in force associated with shuttle fleet’s retirement this year.

     “USA expects to have slightly fewer than 4,000 Florida employees after the upcoming layoffs, and about 6,500 companywide.

     “Cuts will probably occur on a quarterly basis, but the timing and size will depend on the schedule for flying out the remaining shuttle missions.”

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