| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:46 AM
WASHINGTON -- After a fierce nationwide competition that offers potentially big economic benefits for the winners, six sites were selected Monday for testing of how drones can be more widely used in U.S. airspace.
The Federal Aviation Administration...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Although California is home to some of the nation's biggest drone manufacturers, the state was passed over Monday when the federal government picked six sites across the nation for testing the use of robotic aircraft in U.S. airspace....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky.
On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:46 PM
With memories of the Soviet military's 1983 downing of a South Korean commercial airliner still seared in the minds of many, China's move to control the airspace over disputed islands has stirred fears of another disastrous miscalculation.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:34 PM
A 19-story-tall rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base late Thursday night, carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government.
An Atlas V rocket blasted off from Space Launch Complex 3 at 11:15 p.m. PST, lighting up the night sky as it roared...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:28 PM
For Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. in Valencia, it's all about making the right connections.
And those connections with customers are helping keep many of the world's civil, commercial and military aircraft safe in the air.
Wesco Aircraft manages supply...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Mars One is a plucky not-for-profit organization that wants to turn the colonization of Mars into a worldwide reality TV show -- and it appears to be making headway.
On Tuesday, Mars One announced it had contracted Lockheed Martin to develop a mission...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The U.S. Navy conducted the first flight of a next-generation helicopter drone, which is designed to fly twice as long and has three times the payload capacity of the current model in the military arsenal.
The MQ-8C Fire Scout flew for seven minutes...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:38 PM
A wide-ranging multibillion-dollar package of incentives comes before Washington state lawmakers Thursday as the state scrambles to ensure that aerospace giant Boeing Co. will build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area.
The company's Long Beach...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
With a martini in hand, John Cashen was deep in a discussion of military electronics, when a 747 jetliner seemed to float past in slow motion onto LAX's south runway complex.
Cashen, who pioneered the radar-evading design of the B-2 Stealth bomber,...