Obama Budget Nixes Key Michoud Rocket Launch Program


The Michoud Assembly Facility, which builds the external fuel tank for the space shuttle, has been losing jobs as the shuttle program is phased out. But the next generation of the space program, Constellation, was supposed to bring hundreds of jobs for a rocket launch system. Trouble is, President Barack Obama’s budget proposal calls for killing the Constellation rocket launch project. Can the constellation rocket program and the jobs that go with it be saved? If not, what happens to Michoud? Michael Hecht, pesident & CEO of GNO, Inc., answers those questions and more. h3. Links To access a recording of the news program, click here.