September 7, 2009

SPACE ENTREPRENEURS

Galactic Quest

787 PROGRAM

Planning Ahead

SPACE

Hopes Eclipsed

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SPACE ENTREPRENEURS

Galactic Quest

Virgin leading the charge as a billion-dollar space tourism industry gets off the ground, with XCOR, others to follow. Scientists may outnumber rich thrill-seekers in suborbital seats.

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787 PROGRAM

Planning Ahead

Better program development drives Boeing Commercial to make top-level shift

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SPACE

Hopes Eclipsed

Augustine report sets the stage for new direction at NASA

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MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

Precision Cutting

Flow's early focus on composites turns cyclical sales into steady work

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DEFENSE

Joint Stars Threatened

Modifications for E-8C operations in Afghanistan in budget jeopardy

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SPACE ENTREPRENEURS

Deep Field

SpaceShipTwo is only one among many private spacecraft in development

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SPACE

Lost in Space

String of setbacks shows more slogging ahead before Asian nations emerge as global space powers

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AIR TRANSPORT

Warning Signs

Late lease payments emerge and point to more airline problems ahead

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DEFENSE

Japan Still Eyes F-22

New leadership is not expected to create radical, near-term changes

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DEFENSE

Reengagement

New Pentagon acquisition czar eyes ways to identify troubled programs early

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