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Jul 29, 2014

NZ to get its own space programme by 2015

New Zealand will have its own space programme by 2015.Rocket Lab is building a world-first launch vehicle in Auckland to make it cheaper to send satellites in to orbit.The rocket is made of carbon-composite and will cost less.....

Jul 23, 2014

MH17 disaster a blunder by poorly trained rebels, U.S. believes

WASHINGTON—A violent blunder of historic proportion — not a wilful act of terrorism — is far and away the likeliest explanation for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 , senior U.S. intelligence officials believe. As the bodies and black boxes... #Washington, D.C. #The Pentagon #Malaysia Airlines #Los Angeles Times

Jul 22, 2014

As SpaceX seeks launch work, Air Force probes anomalies

The Air Force is examining several anomalies that occurred during three Space Exploration Technologies Corp. rocket launches as part of its review of billionaire Elon Musk's quest to begin launching military satellites. While none of the irregulariti... #Elon Musk #Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) #Illinois #John McCain #Colorado #Boeing #Lockheed Martin #Bloomberg News #Dick Durbin #House Armed Services Committee #NASA #Mike D. Rogers #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Mike Coffman #United States Air Force Academy

Jul 15, 2014

Google meets Detroit: Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally joins Google’s board

As Google’s connected car and driverless vehicle ambitions increase, it needed to find a car guy to advise it on the rather arcane and insular ways of the automotive industry. Well, Google got its gearhead. Former Ford Motor Company CEO and President... #Ford Motor Company #Boeing #Silicon Valley #Google Inc. #Alan R. Mulally