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.
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.
India said it wouldn't accept a new group of Russian Sukhoi combat jets until problems with an earlier delivery were fixed, according to a newspaper report. The Sukhoi engines were reported to be failing before the recommended time for overhauls.
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.