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Space debris threat 'at tipping point'updated: Fri Sep 02 2011 09:44:00

Satellite failures could become more commonplace, scientists have warned, as the amount of space debris reaches a "tipping point."

Russia postpones new manned space station missionupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 12:16:00

The Russian space agency on Monday postponed the launch of a new manned mission to the International Space Station due to last week's accident in which an unmanned cargo craft was lost, the state news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Russia: Cargo rocket crashes in Siberiaupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 13:12:00

A Russian space freighter carrying cargo to the International Space Station has crashed in a remote area of Siberia, Russian emergency officials said Wednesday.

NASA plans capsule to take humans into deep spaceupdated: Tue May 24 2011 22:10:00

NASA plans a return to yesteryear by developing a space capsule that will carry humans into deep space, it announced Tuesday.

A space-age first: A commercial craft returns from low-Earth orbitupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 13:09:00

The first commercial spacecraft to return from a low-Earth orbit landed in the Pacific Ocean Wednesday about 500 miles off the coast of southern California.

Boeing: Let us fly you into spaceupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 09:58:00

Hang onto your luggage, Boeing wants to fly you into space -- at least into low-Earth orbit.

Rogue satellite may impact cable TV in U.S.updated: Fri May 28 2010 10:26:00

A rogue satellite is floating through space, threatening to push into another satellite's orbit and interrupt cable TV programming in the United States.

Air disaster recoveriesupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 10:56:00

A look at aviation disasters shows a daunting recovery task ahead with Air France Flight 447. Mary Snow reports

Photo reportedly shows N. Korean rocket in flightupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 22:22:00

A new satellite image shows North Korea's rocket in flight soon after its launch a few days ago, experts said.

Mapping the rocket launchupdated: Sun Apr 05 2009 18:08:00

CNN's Chris Lawrence uses the magic wall with help from Google Earth to map out the path taken by North Korea's rocket.

Obama condemns North Korea rocket launchupdated: Sun Apr 05 2009 18:08:00

American officials condemned the North Korean launch of a long-range rocket Sunday, with President Obama calling it a "provocative act."

Commentary: North Korean launch not a cause for panicupdated: Sun Apr 05 2009 11:42:00

North Korea's thinly disguised missile test violates U.N. resolutions and should be condemned. But it is not a serious threat to the United States, nor does it justify a crash program to deploy an expensive, unproven anti-missile system.

North Korea launch plansupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 15:50:00

N. Korea says it's ready to launch a satellite, but S. Korea worries it's actually a missile. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.

Iran launches first satelliteupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 20:50:00

Iran launches its first homemade satellite into orbit.

Iran: Satellite launch is 'source of pride'updated: Tue Feb 03 2009 20:50:00

Iran Tuesday successfully launched its first satellite into orbit, a step hailed by Iran's president as a "source of pride" for the Islamic republic, according to state-run news outlets.

Author Arthur C. Clarke diesupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 22:53:00

Author Arthur C. Clarke, whose science fiction and non-fiction works ranged from the script for "2001: A Space Odyssey" to an early proposal for communications satellites, has died at age 90, associates have said. Sci-Fi Writer Arthur C. Clarke Diesupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 20:00:00

Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, an aide said. He was 90

CNN Student News One-Sheet: Space Shuttle Factsupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 22:10:00

Use this explainer to help students understand the history of the space shuttle program, a topic relevant to current news.

FSB: Running a business from the high seasupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 02:34:00

For most of his career, Neville Hockley has faced the tech headaches that confront the owner of any small design firm: finding time to read the hundreds of e-mails he receives each day and waiting for high-res graphics to upload. But in a few months he'll face a new set of challenges, such as preparing his workstation for an oncoming nor'wester or searching for a satellite signal off the Caymans.

China's rainmakerupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 01:34:00

China's rainmaker

Every cloud has a silver lining?updated: Thu Aug 23 2007 01:34:00

One of the best times to visit China's capital, some tourist guidebooks say, is in August, despite temperatures that can soar as high as 40 degrees Centigrade -- and despite the rain.

FSB: This is My Officeupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00

FOR MOST OF HIS CAREER, NEVILLE HOCKLEY has faced the tech headaches that confront the owner of any small design firm: finding time to read the hundreds of e-mails he receives each day and waiting ...

CNNMoney: Do equity firms drain companies?updated: Thu Jan 05 2006 06:21:00

Private-equity firms are paying themselves lavish dividends and fees from the companies they acquire, loading up the acquired companies' balance sheets with debt, according to a published report.

Lessons learned from Katrinaupdated: Thu Sep 22 2005 08:31:00

As Category 4 Hurricane Rita headed toward the Gulf Coast, thousands of residents in the greater Houston area jammed highways Thursday only to sit in traffic that moved no faster than a pedestrian's gait.

CNNMoney: Katrina's fury batters stocksupdated: Mon Aug 29 2005 05:22:00

Stocks look set for a lower start Monday as Hurricane Katrina's fury sent investors running for cover before the opening bell with oil touching a record $70 a barrel.

Space Shuttle Factsupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 15:18:00

Use this explainer to help students understand the history of the space shuttle program, a topic relevant to current news.

Cataloging space junkupdated: Tue Aug 02 2005 10:23:00

When space shuttle Discovery blasted off, it joined thousands and thousands of manmade objects orbiting Earth.

Fortune: Buyout Firms Become Space Invadersupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 00:01:00

Buyout firms have been reaching for the skies--literally. In December, Apax Partners and Permira Advisers acquired Inmarsat. In April, Thermo Capital bought the bankrupt Globalstar satellite phone ...

Panel: NASA must transform to reach Mars updated: Fri Jun 11 2004 10:08:00

A commission chartered by U.S. President George W. Bush to advise him on implementing a broad new space exploration vision is recommending streamlining the NASA bureaucracy, relying more heavily on the private sector, and maintaining more oversight of the nation's space program at the White House.

Business 2.0: The New Military Industrial Complex To arm for digital-age war, the Pentagon has turned to a new generation of defense contractoupdated: Sat Mar 01 2003 00:01:00

The next time American armed forces go to war--if they're not already fighting in Iraq as you read this--the nature of the battle will be unlike anything the world has ever known. Afghanistan provi...

Fortune: E-Mail at 35,000 Feetupdated: Mon Oct 30 2000 00:01:00

One of the last remaining refuges from the onslaught of electronic mail is about to disappear. Beginning in late November, Singapore Airlines will test a new system to allow business- and first-cla...

Fortune: Lost in Space: Broadband's Missing Linksupdated: Mon Jul 24 2000 00:01:00

A year or so ago, when the term "broadband" first entered the tech vernacular, there were three competing strategies--cable modems, DSL (through existing phone lines), and satellites. That meant th...

Fortune: It's Payback Time For Defense Stocks Their shares are bombing, but armsmakers' long retreat may be over. The updated: Mon Nov 22 1999 00:01:00

Armsmakers just can't seem to hit their targets. Last year it was Boeing that missed its earnings and saw its stock go into a tailspin. Last summer it was Lockheed Martin. Then, on Oct. 12, highfly...

Fortune: Blasting Off The Cheap Way Getting data communications satellites into space is costly, but a new generation of reusable rocketsupdated: Mon Feb 02 1998 00:01:00

Orbit is a tough place to get to, and an even tougher place to come back from. Yet an unprecedented number of commercial enterprises--Lockheed Martin and four smaller companies, Kelly Space & Techn...


Often credited with brilliance, John C. Malone, 55, CEO of cable TV giant Tele-Communications Inc., seems lately to be trending toward incoherence. He laid the base for confusion in May, when the o...

Fortune: THE NETPLEX IT'S A NEW SILICONE VALLEY The world's most important growth industry links everywhere to everywhere. But the peopleupdated: Mon Mar 07 1994 00:01:00

AMERICA'S hottest industry has staked out a place on the map. New York was Radio City; so many machine-tool makers once lined the banks of the Black River in Springfield, Vermont, that the area was...

Fortune: HUGHES GAMBLES ON HIGH-TECH TV Two satellites should start beaming 150 channels of video to owners of special 18-inch, $700 dishupdated: Mon Aug 23 1993 00:01:00

HARD BY THE runways of Los Angeles International Airport stands a Hughes Electronics factory called High Bay. The reason for the name is immediately apparent: The brightly lit space is five stories...

Fortune: SMOKED WAY OUTupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

Companies are getting even tougher on cigarette fiends now that the Environmental Protection Agency has declared that secondhand smoke causes cancer. Employers such as PepsiCo, Federal Express, Du ...

Fortune: WE'RE LOSING THE NEW SPACE RACE The U.S. aerospace industry can build rockets in all shapes and sizes, but financing is shaky anupdated: Mon Apr 23 1990 00:01:00

EVER SINCE man landed on the moon in 1969, adventure capitalists have dreamed of colonizing and commercializing the high frontier. Microgravity manufacturing. Mining the moon. Tourism. Space burial...

Fortune: HOW TO FIRE THE CEO Most directors would like to do the deed in the hushed privacy of the boardroom, with the fallen Titan goingupdated: Mon Aug 31 1987 00:01:00

WHAT IS THE BEST way for a board of directors to fire a company's chief executive officer? That's easy: quick, quiet, and cheap. In this imperfect world, though, it rarely works that way. Allegheny...

Fortune: U.S.-STYLE TV TURNS ON EUROPE After decades of dreary state-run telecasts, Euroscreens are lighting up with new commercial channupdated: Mon Apr 13 1987 00:01:00

ONCE A VAST WASTELAND for viewers, advertisers, and investors, European television is turning into a go-go business. Guided by free-market policies, governments from Norway to Spain are selling the...

Fortune: SATELLITE SLOTS The U.S. and U.S.S.R. will have common interests at a coming space conference.updated: Mon Jun 24 1985 00:01:00

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES can produce more snores than fireworks, but a meeting in August of some 160 countries to regulate satellite orbit positions promises a kind of Star Wars on earth. The gath...

Fortune: EUROPE BLASTS INTO THE SPACE BUSINESS With a throwaway rocket and hardball marketing tactics, Arianespace -- a consortium of 11 updated: Mon May 27 1985 00:01:00

NO ONE IS OFFERING free tickets or frequent-flier bonuses yet, but a fare war of sorts -- with discounts in the millions of dollars -- has broken out in space. Newcomer Arianespace, a consortium of...

Fortune: POLITICIAN-PROOF DEFENSE STOCKS Their prices have wilted amid expectations of budget cutting, but some programs will escape the updated: Mon Feb 04 1985 00:01:00

Congress may be ready to trim defense spending, but Wall Street has already wielded its ax--the stocks of many defense contractors are down sharply from their recent highs. FORTUNE agrees with the ...

Fortune: COMPANY FOR COMSAT A tiny upstart wants a piece of the international communications business.updated: Mon Jan 07 1985 00:01:00

THOUGH AT&T now has lots of company in the U.S. telephone business, satellite communications with the rest of the world have largely remained the preserve of Washington-based Communications Satelli...

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