At its peak 32,000 Americans worked for the space shuttle program. Now only 6,300 remain — and most of them will lose their jobs with the end of the Atlantis mission.
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley visited the Kennedy Space Center to talk to some of the unsung heroes of the program — such as the guys in the elevator repair shop, who have a lot of pride in their very own claim to fame.
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