Sunday, August 17, 2008

Like NASA needed another headache ... USA v ATK

United Space Alliance (USA), NASA's prime Space Shuttle contractor, has sued Alliant Techsystems and ATK Launch Systems, Inc., seeking damages for fraud and breach of contract, and seeking an injunction against further piracy of USA employees with skills needed to flying out the Space Shuttle manifest. USA says:

"The lawsuit is in response to ATK's failure to negotiate a long-term contract in good faith during the past two years. More importantly, ATK concurrently undertook an aggressive campaign to hire critically skilled USA employees, who have been performing specialized work in support of both the Ares and Space Shuttle programs in order to solely perform work on Ares."


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