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  • Boeing to move 1,000 engineering jobs to Southern California

    Boeing to move 1,000 engineering jobs to Southern California
    Aerospace giant Boeing Co., which for years has been cutting its workforce in Southern California, announced that it plans to increase its engineering workforce in Long Beach and Seal Beach by 1,000 positions over the next two years. It is a...
  • Albert Wheelon dies at 84; key figure in satellite development

    Albert "Bud" Wheelon, one of the nation's central figures in the development of the first spy satellite and later the commercial communications satellite industry, has died. He was 84. Wheelon, who became one of California's most important technological...
  • Boeing 747 may be flying into the sunset

    When Boeing Co. launched the 747 more than 40 years ago, nearly every aspect of the plane was novel. The jumbo jet was almost three times larger than the largest aircraft flying at the time. It required four massive jet engines for power. It was so wide...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why aren't drones helping the search?

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why aren't drones helping the search?
    A fleet of navy ships and advanced search aircraft from 26 nations have been scouring vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, looking for seat cushions, door panels or aluminum that might help solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But noticeably...
  • Dale Gardner dies at 65; spacewalker on first satellite rescue mission

    Dale Gardner dies at 65; spacewalker on first satellite rescue mission
    Wearing a nitrogen-powered jet pack, Dale Gardner stepped from the space shuttle, alone and untethered, 224 miles above Earth. Armed with a 5-foot probe called a stinger, Gardner drifted toward a wayward satellite, the Westar 6, which was spinning...
  • Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats

    Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats
    Last week Airbus released a study showing that economy-class seats measuring 18 inches wide are a lot more comfortable than seats measuring 17 inches wide. My first reaction was, "For this they needed a study?" But the purpose of this study isn't to...
  • Thomas V. Jones dies at 93; former Northrop CEO

    Thomas V. Jones dies at 93; former Northrop CEO
    When Thomas V. Jones took control of Northrop Corp. in 1960, it was a secondary aerospace company whose future was uncertain, but the legendary gambles Jones made over the next 30 years swept the company to the top ranks of the defense industry during the...
  • Flying in 100 years? Nobody knows

    Flying in 100 years? Nobody knows
    On January 1, 1914, the first commercial flight in history took one paying passenger across Tampa Bay, from St. Petersburg to Tampa, in a two-seat seaplane. Several industry leaders took note of the coincident 100th anniversary of flight and this New...
  • Lawrence Kitchen dies at 90; Lockheed head dominated aerospace industry

    Lawrence Kitchen dies at 90; Lockheed head dominated aerospace industry
    Lawrence O. Kitchen, the business-savvy ex-Marine who ran Lockheed Corp. in an era when the aerospace industry was dominated by scientists and engineers, died Sunday in Woodland Hills of neurological complications. He was 90. Kitchen is credited with...
  • Thunderbirds, Blue Angels line up air show dates in Florida

    Thunderbirds, Blue Angels line up air show dates in Florida
    The skies are clearing for air shows in Florida for the upcoming year and beyond with the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels nailing down dates, and the Sunshine State has a lot of stops on their tours. Both military performance teams will make...
  • The college-for-all model isn't working

     The college-for-all model isn't working
    Instead of going through Congress and making the initiative bipartisan, President Obama acted alone in mid-November, promising $100 million in grants to specialized high schools — such as New York City's Pathways in Technology Early College High...