As the retirement of the shuttle approaches, NASA began its first round of layoffs Friday. According to NASA officials, 160 jobs were eliminated on Friday with 900 more to come. The jobs were mostly in manufacturing external tanks and boosters for the space shuttle.
1. space beyond the atmosphere of the earth.
prag·ma·tism (prgm-tzm) n. A way of approaching situations or solving problems that emphasizes practical applications and consequences.