Space Shuttle Retirement: Not Just Engineering Jobs Will Be Lost

WESH-TV takes a look at some of the peripheral jobs that could be lost when NASA retires the space shuttle next year and takes a years-long hiatus from human spaceflight:

Brenda Mulberry’s husband is an engineer at Kennedy Space Center, and their passion is the shuttle program. Mulberry said she has built her business around it.

“If he wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be here,” she said.

They’ve been embroidering and printing shirts at Space Shirts for 25 years, employing up to 15 people. But with the shuttle retiring, the owner said she is worried that the number could fall to only six on board.

It will be a very difficult transition for the region. I wish them the best of luck.

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