General Motors has placed two engineers at the center of its delayed recall scandal on paid leave.
For just a few million dollars, General Motors Co. could have replaced a defective ignition switch that ultimately has been linked to 13 deaths and is expected to cost the automaker billions in repairs, fines and litigation.
Federal regulators have fined General Motors Co. $28,000 for missing a deadline to turn over key information about a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million vehicles globally.
If NASA is to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home -- and get to the Martian surface, says a new congressionally mandated report. But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the agency won't succeed unless it does so in a smart, well-planned way, venturing far beyond the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit with the help of a clear, step-by-step plan. The report calls for the U.S. to set an ambitious (but not too far-out) goal of reaching the Red Planet’s surface by building up the necessary technology and expertise in a series of human exploration missions. This stepping-stone...