Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Work to continue on A-3

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - Work will continue on the A-3 rocket test stand regardless of President Obama's budget plans to kill the Constellation program and the Ares I rocket. Stennis Director Gene Goldman told the Sun Herald Tuesday that construction could take another year and a half on the $300 million project. Goldman said $157 million has been spent already, with about $43 million more contracted. Goldman also doesn't expect the president's plan to create a loss of civil service employees, but he won't know the status on contract labor for several months. Stennis has more than 400 civil servants and more than 1,800 contractors. (Source: Sun Herald, 02/02/10)