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  • Boeing's Dreamliner Delivery  Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the story on Boeing celebrating the delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner.

  • Is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Truly a Game Changer? Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 3:54 PM ET

    For as long as I have a covered Boeing and the long journey to develop the 787 Dreamliner, I have heard certain questions over and over: Is it a game changer? What's so special about the Dreamliner? I'll attempt to provide a few answers.

  • Falling Space Junk — Where Should it Land? Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 2:14 PM ET

    Predicting where NASA's falling space junk will touch down has proven as difficult as figuring out HP's next move. Both involve unstructured data.

  • Boeing's Rarely Seen Aircraft Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 7:55 AM ET

    From planes that never made it to market to spy planes that human eyes aren't supposed to spot, we take a look at some of the amazing Boeing designs you've likely never seen.

  • Enlisted in the World of Airborne Spying Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    King Air 350i

    For four years, a doctor commuted between his clinics in Texas in a $5 million turboprop with jazzy metallic stripes and ruby stones embedded on the drink cabinet inside. The plane featured exotic wood veneers and polished chrome, and his daughter’s initials were in the tail number. The New York Times reports.

  • More Secure, But Probably No Safer Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    "I'm skeptical of anyone who can answer the question 'Are we safer?' with a simple yes or no," says Ward Thomas, a national security expert. "We are better in some ways, but not necessarily in others."

  • Aerospace and Defense Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:19 PM ET

    How much do you know about the business side of the aerospace and defense industries? Take our quiz and find out.

  • 10 High-Paying Government Jobs Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    One of the trademarks of the current recession has been widespread unemployment. As a result, anyone looking for a job right now should probably cast a wide net and include government jobs in their search for a regular paycheck.

    CNBC.com collected the annual salaries of employees in 10 high-earning government jobs, and compared them with salaries from the same jobs in the private sector. Check out the list!

  • Scrap Metal Thieves May Have Stolen Warhead Parts Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | 7:17 AM ET

    A train transporting defense gear from Romania to Bulgaria was broken into and military equipment went missing, Romanian military prosecutors said in a statement on Sunday.

  • Private Ventures—Dawn of a New Space Era Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Buzz Aldrin stands on moon surface with US flag during Apollo 11 mission.

    Many of you may think Hollywood built Los Angeles, but the truth is aerospace did, before the Cold War ended and most of the jobs disappeared. Yet there is a new energy returning to California's space industry

  • From Rocket Science to Unemployment  Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman has the details on the amount of jobs that will disappear as NASA's 30-year shuttle program ends.

  • Onward & Upward Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    Our special report, "NASA: The Next Generation," explores  the impact of the space shuttle's end to the future of the agency and America's place in space.

  • Hard Landing In The End Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET
    Space Shuttle Endeavour

    From Florida's Space Coast to contractors in Connecticut and Georgia. jobs and business will be lost — some, probably forever.

  • Staying In The Race Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET
    Buzz Aldrin stands on moon surface with US flag during Apollo 11 mission.

    The end of NASA’s space shuttle program will limit U.S. manned flight in the short term but is unlikely to threaten the country's long-term competitiveness in the space sector.

  • Next Stop: Deep Space Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:22 AM ET
    Artist rendering of the Sierra Nevada Corp. Dream Chaser, which justreceived $80 million from NASA. It is one of the new generation ofprivate-sector space vehicles that will carry humans and cargo to theInternational Space Station.

    The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.

  • Commentary: Lift Off For The Private Sector Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:22 AM ET

    With the final space shuttle flying, many wonder, what’s next? Well, tighten your seat belt. The second great space race is about to begin and it could shave two to three years off astronauts' down time without something American to fly.

  • Final Shuttle Launch  Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    NASA's last shuttle is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral today, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Change In The Coast Line Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 6:02 PM ET

    The fear in the area surrounding Kennedy Space Center is that when the Shuttle program ends this month, it will become the "Ghost Coast".

  • Common Politics Muddy Waters in Rare Earth Discovery Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    The discovery of huge deposits of so-called 'rare earth' minerals, used in high technology products, on the Pacific sea floor should ease long-term supply constraints and end a Chinese monopoly, which had been causing strategic concerns in the West, analysts said.

  • Pace of US Layoffs Lowest Since 2000: Challenger Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    Planned job cuts rose to 41,432 jobs in June, an 11.6 percent increase on May, but the overall pace of downsizing is at the lowest level for 11 years, according to the monthly jobs report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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