October 31st, 2011
02:00 PM ET

Boeing brings new jobs to Florida's Space Coast

A partnership between NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Boeing will bring more than 100 jobs to Florida's Space Coast, the governor announced on Monday.

"Florida has five decades of leadership in the space industry, which makes our state the logical place for the next phase of space travel and exploration," Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement.

Boeing's plans include manufacturing and testing its Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft and locating its Commercial Crew program headquarters at Cape Canaveral.

The move is expected to create 140 jobs in Florida by June 2013 and 550 by December 2015.

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  1. chrissy

    And another thing i was thinkin while im so bored...The tea party sure gets alotta free publicity up in here dont they? Lmao

    November 1, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Gold Dragon (evolved dragonex)

    News in Pensocola FL had that the fishermen are finding the oyster beds are dying. The oysters they're pulling up are already dead. One man said he use to bring on 500 to 1000 live oysters. Now he's lucky to bring in 100. Hmmmmm looks like the oil disaster has a lot to do with it. And they're selling the oysters. I wouldn't eat them. What if people get seriously ill?

    November 1, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat2u

      That's a very good question, Gold Dragon. But do you think that the right-wing thugs in Washington really care? I definately don't!!!

      November 1, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    yea and pigeons too, we are doing all the wrong things 4 sure!

    November 1, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
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