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. David Sencades of the 99%-seattle wa.occupyseattle

    How much did tax payers get hustled for so boeing could ,once again, skim off underpaid workers while using us to pay their expenses?

    October 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mickey Mouse

    Well I employ more people than that.

    October 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. michaelfury


    October 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat2u

    I bet that Barack Obama's on cloud 9 over this piece of news. I just gives him one more thing to brag about and why we should vote for him in 2012 so he can kill more people in both Afghanistan and Pakistan!!!

    October 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Well put, bobcat2u. You certainly have Obama's number!!!!

      October 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Shut up, fakey.
    Bobcat know how to write.

    October 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Even if I don't.

    October 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Not bobcat.
    banasy's disclaimer because of the absent "s" leads me to believe that she wrote the 2:41 post.

    October 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    I did.
    How to define irony in one easy post.

    October 31, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |


    October 31, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat2u

    Congratulations to the 140 people who will be hired. That will sure put a dent in the unemployment numbers.
    Now if congress would quit playing the get Obama out of office gamr and pass the jobs bill like they should, we could possibly add a couple more million to that gainfully employed number.


    October 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Unfotunately, America has aleady past it's heyday in achieving a high rate of employment for it's people. Just like the Romans of 2000 years ago, we're now slipping into a steady decline and ultimate economic collapse while the right-wing politicians in Washington continue to spend this country into oblivion!

      October 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. justathought

    How much outside support will 100 new jobs need?

    October 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. s kel

    Fake bobcat ....SHUT UP! Why do you phoney fake so called patriot right wingers feel your coward asses have to hide under other peoples name? Your stupid comments allways give you away.

    October 31, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Spoken like the true Tea Partier you are. How do I know? Your profanity just gave you away! And here I was about to thank you Tea Partiers for not using so much profanity on these treads too!

      October 31, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    s kel, my dear, you will most likely be his next victim...

    October 31, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Just as we would thank you to quit stealing our names...whatta wuss.

    October 31, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. s kel

    banasy I allready have, it goes to show the stupidy of the trolls doing it. Mostly right wingers. Fake ass phonys.

    October 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
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