Two Colorado companies, DigitalGlobe and Space Imaging, are both in the spy-satellite business. Although each has had its share of setbacks, increased defense spending has boosted their businesses and their rivalry.
Hopes are high that the British Beagle and NASA's twin rovers will make it to Mars in the next few weeks. Interplanetary exploration of the Red Planet faces numerous engineering hurdles; nearly two-thirds of Mars probes haven't made it.
The National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport is an adult fantasy come to life. Washington Post reporter Ken Ringle has his top-10 list of the aircraft featured at the new museum.
Boeing's future in commercial aviation may be decided Monday when the board decides whether to go ahead with the 7E7 jet, analysts say. Washington state also is waiting to hear whether the new jet will be assembled in Everett, Wash.