Private enterprise will help NASA return to the moon

Nov 30, 2018
NASA is partnering with nine private aerospace companies to begin missions back to the earth's only natural, permanent satellite.
A NASA picture taken by U.S. crew commander Eugene A. Cernan on Dec. 13, 1972, shows astronaut and geologist Harrison H. Schmitt seated in the Lunar Roving Vehicle. The last manned U.S. spacecraft to touch down on the moon was Apollo 17.
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C-130 aircraft designed in the 1950s still delivers

Dec 29, 2015
The bulky cargo plane has survived tech advances and budget cuts for 60 years.

One man's space trash ...

Oct 15, 2015
The cloud of debris orbiting the Earth looks to some like a business opportunity.
Space is swirling with thousands of pieces of debris.
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Lockheed Martin reaches deal to buy Sikorsky Aircraft

Jul 20, 2015
The world’s largest defense contractor could gain more influence with the Pentagon.

Boeing's other businesses: Drones and overseas fighter jets

Jul 24, 2013
The Dreamliner gets all the attention, but Boeing has other lines of business.

Lockheed Martin moves beyond weapons to clean water with graphene

Mar 18, 2013
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has discovered a way to make desalination 100 times more efficient. And that could have a big impact on bringing clean drinking water to the developing world and war zones.

Budget cuts could hurt defense contractors

Jan 27, 2012
Federal spending on defense could soon be drawn back, and private companies that make military equipment will have to look elsewhere for customers.

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Japan places big order for Lockheed Martin fighter planes

Dec 20, 2011
Japan will replace its aging fighter jets with 42 new planes from the U.S. company Lockheed Martin, on the heels of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.