SpaceX will “Degrease” Employees
The aerospace company SpaceX, which works for NASA, will lay off 10% of its 6,000 employees, a source close to the file said on Friday.
“SpaceX must degrease”
“To continue to supply our customers and successfully develop our spacecraft and space internet space, the company SpaceX must degrease,” writes SpaceX in a statement sentagencies “These efforts, even undertaken separately, have ruined other organizations, which means we have to separate ourselves from some of our talented and hardworking team members,” the statement said.
“We are grateful for all they have accomplished and their commitment to SpaceX‘s mission, and this initiative is due solely to the extraordinary challenges ahead,” said the company, headquartered in Hawthorne, a suburb of Los Angeles. Angeles.
According to an email from SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, sent to employees and obtained by the Los Angeles Times, this downsizing “is a very difficult but necessary decision”.
The firm, founded by the whimsical billionaire Elon Musk, supplies including the International Space Station on behalf of NASA and must allow him to return astronauts back into space. Since the shutdown of the space shuttle in 2011, the US agency, like all the others, in fact relies entirely Russian Soyuz rockets for its manned flights. It also plans to send some 12,000 telecommunications satellites in the coming decade to develop cheap internet links.
SpaceX is currently developing a new full-fledged rocket, “Starship“, which will eventually become SpaceX’s only launcher and one day to bring astronauts around the moon or even Mars, according to Elon Musk‘s plans. Today, the company uses and reuses its Falcon 9 rockets.