Did you know that Boeing developed big ol' scary weapons at a lab in Huntington Beach?
Something else led to the lab's cracking, too. In 2005, amid talks of axing employee retirement benefits, workers went on strike, Wired reports, and Boeing accordingly gave a lot of their work away to other labs.
“It's a Silicon Valley of strategic space for the U.S. government, and Boeing's crappy leadership ran it into the ground.”
The lab, which has been around for 60 years, is slated to shut down in mid-2013.