spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


JPL lays off more than 500 employees
Posted: Sat, Feb 10, 2024, 11:52 AM ET (1652 GMT)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is laying off 8% of its workforce because of budget uncertainties. JPL announced Tuesday it plans to lay off 530 employees as well as 40 contractors, with the affected employees notified after staff meetings today. The lab, run by Caltech for NASA, cited a lack of a fiscal year 2024 budget and wide variations between House and Senate spending bills on funding for Mars Sample Return, a major program for JPL. The lab laid off 100 contractors last month and implemented a hiring freeze as part of earlier efforts to reduce spending. NASA reduced spending on MSR in November while a continuing resolution is in place, citing those differences in funding for the program. Members of Congress from California, who have lobbied the White House and NASA to temporarily restore MSR funding, said they were "extremely disappointed" by the layoffs.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Blue Origin, SpaceX, ULA win military launch contracts
Posted: Sun, Jun 16 10:17 AM ET (1417 GMT)

Voyager 1 returning science data again
Posted: Sun, Jun 16 10:14 AM ET (1414 GMT)

ISS spacewalks postponed
Posted: Sun, Jun 16 10:11 AM ET (1411 GMT)

news links


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list