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  • A Delta 4 Heavy rocket, currently the biggest booster in the U.S. fleet, lifted off at 7:05 a.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co that builds and flies the rocket, delayed launch by one day to resolve a problem with sluggish values in the rocket's first-stage...

  • Glitch delays NASA Orion capsule launch Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37, Dec. 3, 2014.

    The launch of NASA's Orion capsule on a test flight around Earth was delayed after a last-minute technical problem with its rocket.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec 4- The launch of NASA's deep-space Orion capsule for a test flight around Earth was delayed on Thursday after a last-minute technical problem with its rocket, NASA said. United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing that builds and flies the Delta 4 rocket, plans to try again at 7:05 a.m. EST on Friday.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec 4- The launch of NASA's deep-space Orion capsule on a test flight around Earth was delayed on Thursday after a last-minute technical problem with its rocket, NASA said. Unable to resolve the problem before the end of Thursday's two-and-a-half hour launch period, Orion's test flight was postponed. United Launch Alliance, partnership of...

  • NASA (and Lockheed) bet big on spacecraft Orion Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37, Dec. 3, 2014.

    Orion is "a 'BFD.' If you don't know what that is, then I'll let somebody else explain it to you," says NASA's administrator.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- A compromise defense policy bill in Congress would bar the purchase of more Russian-made rocket engines to launch U.S. military satellites, clearing the way for competitive bids for 14 future launches, senior congressional aides said on Tuesday. It also authorizes $63.7 billion in spending for U.S. wars overseas, mainly Afghanistan and the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- A compromise defense policy bill in Congress would bar the purchase of more Russian-made rocket engines to launch U.S. satellites, clearing the way for competitive bids for 14 future launches, senior congressional aides said on Tuesday. The measure also authorizes $63.7 billion in spending for U.S. wars overseas, mainly Afghanistan and the...

  • Slower growth times ahead favor these stocks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    A backdrop is installed ahead of a press briefing on the Lockheed Martin BST F-35 at the Farnborough air show in Farnborough, Hampshire on July 14, 2014.

    As the U.S. economy settles into tepid growth, investors should buy stocks whose revenues are not dependent on the economic cycle, history shows.

  • 7 outrageous energy sources of the future Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrated coal gasification in large-scale field experiments at the Rocky Mountain Test Facility (above) near Hanna, Wyoming.

    Renewable energy should come of age in 25 years. On the horizon: harnessing solar power from space and nuclear fusion technology.

  • Early Movers: UTX, VZ, TSLA, LGF, RNA & more Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The Pentagon said on Friday it had awarded Lockheed Martin Corp a contract valued at $4.7 billion for an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets that lowered the average price per jet by 3.5 percent from the last contract, and 57 percent from the first batch. The Pentagon's F-35 program office said the deal includes 29 jets for the United States and 14...

  • PALMDALE, Calif., Nov 21- Lockheed Martin Corp expects to reach an agreement next year with a launch customer for a giant new hybrid airship that would revolutionize the way oil and mining companies haul equipment to the Arctic and other remote areas without roads. The initial version of the airship, filled mostly with helium, would carry 20 tons of cargo, but could...

  • Could the next wildfire be fought by a drone? Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:51 AM ET
    The unmanned K-MAX aircraft from Lockheed Martin.

    Lockheed Martin has been demonstrating the capabilities of its unmanned helicopter, the K-MAX, as a firefighting tool.

  • OTTAWA, Nov 19- U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co is frustrated by Canada's decision to extend the life of its aging fleet of fighter jets, a move that will delay a decision on buying replacements, a company official said on Wednesday. The comments were a rare public expression of unhappiness by Boeing about the way Canada is conducting the process to buy new fighters.

  • Midday movers: Allergan, CarMax, CBS & more Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • But with budgets already under pressure and deeper cuts looming in fiscal 2016, it remains uncertain if the Pentagon can win support in Congress to speed up the acquisition process and turn the new technologies into game-changing weapons. They are also urging Pentagon officials to keep slashing back bureaucracy, ease barriers for arms exports, and...

  • ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ, Nov 13- The U.S. Navy version of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet made its first night flight off an aircraft carrier on Thursday as it neared the end of two weeks of sea-based testing aboard the USS Nimitz, Navy and Pentagon officials said. Two F-35 C-model jets on board the carrier have already met 95 percent of the requirements for the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- An influential group of U.S. lawmakers, including John McCain, in line to become the head of the Senate's powerful Armed Services Committee, on Thursday pledged to thwart the Pentagon's plans to retire the U.S. fleet of A-10 "Warthog" aircraft. The Pentagon, facing mandatory "sequestration" budget cuts, has sought to eliminate all of the...

  • Lighting Round: This one is a strong buy Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:09 PM ET

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • Check out the new spacecraft from NASA & Lockheed Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    NASA's Orion spacecraft

    The Orion, which may take astronauts to asteroids and Mars, is scheduled for an unmanned test launch on Dec. 4.