NASA hired the two companies to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station to reduce its reliance on Russian rockets. NASA is insisting on a reliable launch abort system for crews— something its space shuttles lacked— in case of an emergency. That's one of the hard lessons learned from the now retired, 30- year shuttle program, said Jon Cowart, a manager in...» Read More
Here, we take a look at some of Boeing's most iconic military aircraft, what they meant for the industry at the time, and how they impacted plane designs to come.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the story on Boeing celebrating the delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
How much do you know about the business side of the aerospace and defense industries? Take our quiz and find out.
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!
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.
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
CNBC's Brian Shactman has the details on the amount of jobs that will disappear as NASA's 30-year shuttle program ends.
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.
From Florida's Space Coast to contractors in Connecticut and Georgia. jobs and business will be lost — some, probably forever.
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.
The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.
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.
NASA's last shuttle is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral today, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
The fear in the area surrounding Kennedy Space Center is that when the Shuttle program ends this month, it will become the "Ghost Coast".
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.
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.