Maryland, though, will forge on. There are big things happening across the state: Maryland’s, and particularly Goddard’s, experience with servicing the Hubble in orbit places it in an excellent position to take the lead in the emerging satellite-servicing industry. A planned Maryland Science, Exploration, and Education Center, to be located at Goddard and aimed at reinvigorating the aging workforce in science, math, and engineering, is expected to bring 350,000 annual visitors and support a staff of 60. NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, located in Virginia five miles south of the Maryland border and operated by Goddard, will begin unmanned cargo launches in 2012 as part of a NASA program to reach the International Space Station without the use of the space shuttles. A recent Salisbury University study found that Wallops, one of the few facilities licensed for commercial launches in the United States, brings $188.3 million and 2,341 jobs to Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore.