The European Space Agency's Rosetta, which hopes to land on a comet to make discoveries, was launched aboard an Ariane rocket from French Guiana yesterday after weather and technical difficulties delayed its launch last week. Rosetta is expected to take about 10 years to meet up with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is sending back information that suggests the Red Planet may have been a watery planet capable of sustaining life. A press conference is scheduled today to announce findings from the Mars expedition.
ABC's Peter Jennings interviews Secretary Tom Ridge on the Department of Homeland Security's first anniversary. Ridge believes that DHS can point proudly to better technology and screening at airports and borders, and more cooperation between intelligence agencies, although he acknowledged that work remains to be done.
AgustaWestland, which is jointly owned by GKN of Britain and Finmeccanica of Italy, is moving production of its new single-engine helicopter from Italy to Philadelphia. The move is seen as part of the helicopter maker's bid to replace Sikorsky Aircraft as providers of the U.S. president's helicopter fleet by increasing its U.S. presence.
Lockheed Martin's CEO Vance D. Coffman told the company's board at its annual meeting last week that he would retire this summer, with president Robert J. Stevens replacing him. Coffman was credited with overseeing a turnaround at Lockheed during his seven-year tenure as CEO.