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Elon Musk Aerospace Company launches 10% of its 6,000 employees


A Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, February 6, 2018. – JOHN RAOUX / AP / SIPA

The space company SpaceX, who works for the
NASA, will dismiss 10% of its 6,000 employees, we learned about the next Friday closure of the file.

"To continue providing our customers and successfully developing our interplanetary gears, as well as the Internet space, SpaceX should become a narrower company," the company said in a notice […] This means that we have to separate from some of our team members, with talent and workers. "

"A very difficult but necessary decision"

"We appreciate everything they have achieved and their commitment to SpaceX's mission. This initiative is only due to the extraordinary challenges that arise," says the company, based in Hawthorne, a suburb of Los Angeles.

According to an email from the president of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, sent to the employees and obtained by Los Angeles TimesThis reduction "is a very difficult but necessary decision".

Ambitious projects

The company, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, supplies the International Space Station (
ISS) on behalf of NASA and must allow it to return the astronauts back into space. From the Space Shuttle stop in 2011, the US agency, like all others, is totally dependent on rockets
Russian Soyuz for its manned flights.

SpaceX also plans to send about 12,000 telecommunication satellites over the next decade to develop cheap Internet links.

The company is currently developing a new big rocket, "Starship", which will take astronauts one day around the Moon, or even Mars, according to projects by Elon Musk. Today, the company uses and reuses its Falcon 9 rockets.

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