Astronauts in the Unemployment Line

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Posted: Jun 02, 2010 10:38 AM
This has to be one of the saddest stories of the day, and seems eerily indicative of the decline of America's promise as we dig ourselves deeper into debt and dependency:

NASA workers facing the end of the space shuttle era are getting $15 million from the federal government to help them find new jobs.

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced the emergency grant Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

She said the grant will assist about 3,200 workers who will be affected by the soon-to-be-retired shuttle program.