Monday, January 04, 2010

Crist to meet with space officials

Gov. Charlie Crist will meet with space industry officials at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canaveral Port Authority building in Port Canaveral.

The space industry faces massive layoffs during the next two years as the space shuttle program comes to an end. Crist, who is running for the U.S. Senate, likely will seek input about what the state's role should be in the transition to a post-shuttle economy.

The governor tentatively plans to meet with space industry workers before discussions with industry leaders and local officials, who have been invited to the meeting.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking for one more vote that's all. What a loser!

Anonymous said...

Stinkin lying poser!

Anonymous said...

Boy. He's on the ball!

Anonymous said...

Crist has to walk a fine line by begging for more federal funding for Florida interests while trying to appease the teabaggers.

Anonymous said...

He needs to go work on his tan again.

"Solly Chalie!"

Anonymous said...

If Florida politicians are concerned about jobs, they should fight the cancellation of the Space Shuttle, which makes no sense. The Shuttle is working well and at least has the potential to support important science on the Space Station and to continue to use it as a focus for building trust and cooperation between former nuclear adversaries.

Unfortunately Constellation does not have any clear strategic objective commensurate with its cost. It is unlikely to receive the public or congressional support to continue as anything more than a very limited shuttle to ISS.