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Eric M. Johnson

Boeing-Lockheed's Vulcan rocket design 'nearly fully mature'

16 Jan 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp will conduct the final design review for its new flagship Vulcan rocket within months, it said on Wednesday, as the aerospace company heads for a showdown with Elon Musk's SpaceX and others in the launch services market.

Firefly Aerospace is behind Florida rocket project: sources

16 Jan 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Firefly Aerospace Inc, a resurgent rocket company founded by a former SpaceX engineer, plans to build a factory and launch site at Florida's Cape Canaveral Spaceport in a $52 million deal, people familiar with the project said on Wednesday.

Boeing unveils refreshed jet concept with ultra-thin wings

08 Jan 2019

SAN DIEGO Boeing Co unveiled a speedier and higher-flying version of a concept plane on Tuesday aimed at sharply reducing fuel use thanks to its elongated ultra-light wings.

Boeing heads for expected 2018 plane order victory over Airbus

21 Dec 2018

SEATTLE Boeing Co looked poised to beat European arch-rival Airbus for aircraft orders in 2018 by a wide margin after clinching billions of dollars in new business from Nigeria's Green Africa Airways and Saudi Arabia's flyadeal.

SpaceX cancels first U.S. national security mission

19 Dec 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX halted on Wednesday the long-delayed launch of a navigation satellite for the U.S. military, failing to complete its first designated national security mission for the United States due to a technical issue with its rocket.

SpaceX to retry U.S. satellite national security launch

19 Dec 2018

Dec 19 Elon Musk's SpaceX was poised on Wednesday to launch a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, trying for a second day to complete its first designated national security mission for the United States.

Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon

13 Dec 2018

MOJAVE, Calif. A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years of testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to breach Earth's atmosphere since America's shuttle program ended in 2011. | Video

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