Contact Us

State Collaboration Hopes to Keep Aerospace Jobs in Texas

Richard Ellis, Getty Images

A new partnership will help to keep aerospace talent and expertise in Texas.

Governor Rick Perry today touted the new public-private partnership involving Houston’s NASA Johnson Space Center and a private company.

The state is awarding $500,000 to BayTech, a nonprofit advanced technology business consortium, to fund the Texas Innovation Program, designed to link aerospace workers with private sector partners.

An additional $250,000 is being awarded to the Houston Technology Center to create a Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization at the Johnson Space Center, to help provide resources to scientific businesses.

Perry said “Over the years, JSC and its private partners have developed a coveted pool of some of the most creative minds in engineering and space exploration in the world…we want to keep them here, and the opportunities created by this partnership will help link these men and women with innovative companies that can bring more technologies to market.”

A press release from Perry’s office states that these jobs might otherwise be lost as a result of the ending of NASA’s Constellation program.

More From KFYO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!