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  • Apollo 11 — One Small Switch, One Giant Problem Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 1:01 PM ET

    In what may be one of the most fascinating pieces of space history, two sheets from the checklist Armstrong and Aldrin had on the Moon is up for auction next month at Bonhams. The sheets include handwritten notes by Aldrin scribbled as the two astronauts were on the lunar surface, shortly before Aldrin discovers a potentially fatal development.

  • NASA Names Space Shuttles' Retirement Locations Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 3:16 PM ET
    US space shuttle Discovery

    NASA is giving its retiring space shuttles to museums in Cape Canaveral, Los Angeles and suburban Washington.

  • Biggest Government Contractors Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Contracted in 2010: $35.9 billion* Total 2010 revenue: $45.8 billion Contracted in 2011, so far: $15.74 billion  Headquartered Lockheed’s dependence on contracts from the U.S. Government is no secret. The company researches, designs, develops and manufactures satellites, space vehicles, combat aircraft, missile defense systems, aeronautics and intelligence systems, which are essentially out of the scope of non-government consumers. Lockheed’s biggest contracts in 2010 included a $2.51 billion co

    As the U.S. moves closer to the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", big ticket government spending areas like defense programs are likely to be at the center of the debate.

  • Air Fleet Upgrade? Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Air Fleet Upgrade?

    Troy Lahr, aerospace & defense analyst, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., says the aging U.S. air fleet means good news for Boeing, which should benefit over the long term. The company has a five-year backlog, which is likely to grow even longer with newer orders.

  • EADS' Next Move Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    EADS' Next Move

    An outlook on the aeronautic defense and space industry as companies watch events in Libya closely, with Sean O'Keefe, EADS North America CEO.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • A Great American Turnaround Story Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 7:05 PM ET

    Cramer interviews Dave Cote, who as CEO, has turned Honeywell into an industry leader.

  • Diplomats Put Focus on Rebel Leadership Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 1:53 AM ET
    Libyans at the rebel-held eastern town of Brega celebrate after rumor spread that their fighters took over the town of Ras Lanuf from pro-Kadhafi forces during battles.

    US and European diplomats are scrambling to get a clearer picture of the leadership of Libya’s besieged opposition movement after concluding that Muammer Gaddafi is unlikely to fall quickly like his counterparts in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia, the Financial Times reports.

  • Grow Your Own Bike? Yes, Please Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:41 AM ET

    EADS, the aerospace giant that brought you the A380, is setting its sights a little smaller and using nylon to get people on their bikes. “Known as the ‘Airbike,’ it is a bike with a difference. CNBC's Patrick Allen comments.

  • BAE Braced for Tough US Curbs Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 1:28 AM ET

    BAE Systems is braced for the imposition of strict curbs on its business by the U.S., as it moves closer to resolving a year-long review by the State Department of its guilty plea to a conspiracy charge last year, the Financial Times reported.

  • Boeing, Protectionism and the Chicago Connection Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Boeing Headquarters

    The decision by the Pentagon to hand a $30 billion contract to Boeing to supply refueling planes to the US Air Force has raised eyebrows across Europe and the defense industry as the tender had originally gone to a consortium led by Europe's EADS.

  • What's On: Mubarak Reaction, Boeing, Nordic American Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 8:13 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • More Upside to Come for Eaton? Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 6:22 PM ET

    The bears say no, but let’s hear it straight from the source—the CEO.

  • Investing in The Defense Sector of Tomorrow  Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 10:51 AM ET

    Cut backs in defense spending have been hanging over the sector for about year and now. Wall Street waits to see when the axe will fall. But that doesn't mean that investors should be sitting on their laurels waiting for it to happen.

  • Cramer: The Smart Money Is in Industrials Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 3:09 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the “powerful bull market” taking place right now.

  • Rockwell Collins Emerges From '2 Years of Misery' Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 6:02 PM ET

    The past few years have been tough, but Rockwell Collins CEO Clay Jones said everything has been turning around.

  • U.S. Sailor standing on deck of a ship

    Topping the list of budget cuts announced by Defense Secretary Robert Gates is a more than $10 billion Marine Corps amphibious project known as the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, manufactured by General Dynamics.

  • American Airlines in Fee Battle With Web Agencies Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    American Airlines

    A traveler searching two of the four largest online travel agencies, Orbitz and Expedia, is not going to find any listings for American Airlines  flights — at least for the moment. The New York Times reports.

  • 'We Are Not Doomed to Endless Gridlock': Obama Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 4:45 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    The president celebrated a bipartisan "season of progress' on Thursday at a year-end news conference a few hours after the Senate ratified an arms control treaty with Russia.

  • Now Is the Time to Buy GE: Strategists Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 6:15 PM ET

    General Electric, the parent company of CNBC, recently increased its dividend payment for the second time this year. With $20 million in cash on the balance sheet and the sell-off of its NBC Universal unit expected to meet government approvals, is now the time to buy? Nicholas Heymann of Sterne, Agee & Leach, and Ted Parrish of Henssler Equity Fund say yes.

Defense Contractors

  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?'

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.