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SpaceX - Fall Down, Get Back Up - Unless Congress Keeps Them Down

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

A rocket can be fixed. A mindset has to be changed or those holding it made irrelevant.

Scared of Flying? 25 Explanations for the Strange Sounds You Hear in a 747

Quora | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Quora

Ok. I used to work at Boeing and repaired the computerized part of the machines which put together 747's. People not familiar with airplanes are scared because they are forced to be quiet and go along with acting normal while stuck in a tube hurtling through the air at 600 miles an hour, and 30,000 feet above the earth. What could go wrong?

Lost and Confounded Until HIker Finds Missing Plane

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science
Christine Negroni

What forces of fate allow thousands of people to cross the same terrain without seeing the crashed airplane that John Weisheit discovered on May 20th?

I'm Still Standing -- Working Vertically

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

I finally got off my butt, gave away my office desk, and I'm now committed to standing. Sitting for work, everything I did blurred together. Standing...

Boeing Dreamliner's Heart-Stopping Near-Vertical Takeoff

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel

Talk about showing off. Boeing posted a clip on YouTube of its 787-9 Dreamliner passenger jet taking off and rising at such a steep angle that it ...

Father's Day Special: Great Vacations for Every Type Of Dad

Orbitz.com | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

So you've got the world's #1 dad and this year you want to give him something a little more special than a portable power generator from Sharper Image, eh? Not to worry; we've got you covered.

Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?

Detroit South: What the South Is (and Isn't) Doing for Auto Manufacturing

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Ronnie Musgrove

This fall, Volvo will bring its very first facility to North America. South Carolina has become a leader in the emerging auto manufacturing economy, and they're to be lauded for their success in attracting jobs to their state, including BMW and Boeing.

We Must Be Our Own Kennedy

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Sometimes you have to change course to get on course. And the first small step in doing so may be to realize you didn't really know where you were going in the first place - and why.

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.

Companies Profiting The Most From War

24/7 Wall St. | Mark Lieberman & Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

Billions upon billions spent every year.

SpaceX Rocket Blasts Off With World's First All-Electric Satellites

Reuters | Irene Klotz | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. March 1 (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put ...

Orion: Hard to Get All Tingly Over NASA's New Capsule

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.02.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

While the first launch of Orion (a program which has already been around for a decade) is an important step, NASA is nowhere close to having its own manned space system.

Dreamliner Battery Still Not Safe Enough, NTSB Report Says

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board released the result of its near two year investigation into the battery fire event on a Japan Airlines 787 at Boston's Logan Airport in January 2013.

7 Big U.S. Corporations Paid More To Their CEOs Than To The IRS

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Seven of the 30 largest U.S. corporations paid more money to their chief executive officers last year than they paid in...

Real Values vs. Shareholder Value

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

When Boeing merged with McDonnell-Douglas in 1997, there ensued a cultural power struggle between Boeing engineers and McDonnell-Douglas bean counters. If I say Wall Street won this battle, will that tell you who came out on top?

Boeing: Taking Taxpayer Dollars and Breaking Promises

Mike Lux | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

From taking our federal tax dollars so that they can cut deals with bad actors overseas to making promises to the people of Washington State which they break in less than a year, Boeing has become a worse and worse company -- and you and I as American taxpayers are subsidizing them.

NASA's Commercial Crew Vehicles: Practical But Not Sexy

Marco Cáceres | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

The two Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts awarded to Boeing and SpaceX by NASA on September 16 should come as no big surpri...

Can Seattle Afford to Pay a Premium Minimum Wage?

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

With so many business-hub communities surrounding Seattle (more than a dozen not counting bedroom communities), residents desiring low-cost local services do not have to drive far to find businesses not constrained by the new minimum wage.

Improving the 'Patient Experience' By Eliminating the Big Insurance Company

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Wendell Potter

Employers are starting to realize that insurers might not be, as they have claimed, "part of the solution" to achieving a more patient-centered health care system. In fact, in some ways they have been part of the problem.

Big Insurance Companies Won't Be Big Insurance Companies Much Longer. Here's Why

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Wendell Potter

What Boeing is doing represents a seismic shift in health care financing and delivery that potentially will have more far-reaching effects than Obamacare, primarily because it is coming from the private sector, not the government.

If Boeing Strategy Flies, Health Insurers as Middlemen Will Soon Be History

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

News out of Seattle this summer undoubtedly has caused the big insurance CEOs to lose more than a bit of sleep. Boeing announced that it has decided to forego the services of an insurance company and to contract directly with two of the Northwest's largest hospital systems to provide care to its 27,000 employees and 3,000 retirees in the region.

Ryanair Bad Boy Michael O'Leary Gets Christmas Gift from Boeing

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

An Irish friend of mine told me many years ago to think twice before dismissing Michael O'Leary, the face and chief executive of Europe's largest low...

At Boeing, a Disconnect Between Engineers and Executives

Will Jordan | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Will Jordan

Our film for Al Jazeera, 'Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787,' doesn't just reveal workers' safety concerns, it exposes the gulf between Boeing's employees...

Left and Right Agree -- Let Ex-Im Expire

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The function of Ex-Im is to subsidize businesses that export American products. The major problem with this agency comes from the fact that a big bulk of Ex-Im funds go to huge, wealthy companies, such as the Ex-Im's largest beneficiary Boeing, which in 2013 received 30 percent of its loans and guarantees.