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NASA chief Charles Bolden has sought to reassure his staff that the US space agency remains well positioned for the future despite the cancellation of a program to return Americans to the moon. The change of course away from former president George W. Bush's vision of manned space exploration comes at a time when NASA is about to retire its three space shuttles with no replacement in sight.
However, Bolden did not provide specifics on the creation of new jobs. The shuttle program's folding at the end of the year will lead to the loss of 9,000 jobs at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, of 14,000 that exist there today. Many of the jobs are with NASA contractors like Boeing
The new work assignments "represent a bold new approach to exploring space that will enable NASA to get beyond low-Earth orbit and create robust near-Earth space flight capabilities,"