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Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper speaks during a discussion on "The 9/11 Commission Report: Ten Years Later," hosted by The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, on July 22, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

North Korea Rescue Mission Delayed For Nearly 2 Days Due To Airplane Issues

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was on a high stakes, top secret mission to retrieve two Americans imprisoned in North Korea. But after a stop in Hawaii, he found himself cooling his heels like some coach-flying business traveler.

11/11/2014

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28. at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

Russia Successfully Launches Cargo Ship To Space Station 9 Hours After US Rocket Explodes

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials.

10/29/2014

The Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., June 22, 2014. (Credit: Missile Defense Agency/U.S. Department of Defense)

U.S. Military Successfully Tests Missile Defense System

Ground-based missile launched from Vandenberg AFB in California destroys a mock enemy warhead.

06/26/2014

A U.S. Army helicopter flies over Kabul on June 2, 2011. (credit: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: US Military Officials Insisted Secret Pentagon Study Proved Need To Buy Russian Copters For Afghanistan

U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan’s security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.

12/09/2013

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Boeing Warns of Engine Icing Problems

Boeing is alerting airlines about possible engine icing problems on some of its new planes. It is recommending that planes with a specific General Electric engine avoid flying near thunderstorms that might contain ice crystals.

11/23/2013

A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pilots, Airline Fault Equipment In Asiana Crash

The pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, are raising the possibility that a key device that controls the Boeing 777’s speed may have malfunctioned, an aviation expert familiar with the investigation into the crash said Tuesday.

10/08/2013

File photo of a drone. (credit: KORAL CARBALLO/AFP/GettyImages)

Drone Industry Worries About Privacy Backlash

It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions.

03/29/2013

Boeing displays an "improved" 787 battery and its titanium-made case during a press conference in Tokyo on March 15, 2013. (credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Boeing Shows Political Clout With Congress Silent On Dreamliner Problems

As Boeing, its airline customers and federal safety regulators struggled over the past two months to solve problems with the new 787 Dreamliner’s fire-plagued batteries, one player has been strangely silent: Congress.

03/19/2013

File photo of anti-missile flares. (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel, US Successfully Test Anti-Missile System

Israel and the U.S. on Monday carried out a successful test of the next-generation Arrow 3 missile defense system, for the first time sending an interceptor into outer space, where it could destroy missiles fired from Iran.

02/25/2013

File photo of Japan Airlines' 787. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

AP Exclusive: 787 Grounded, But Batteries Can Fly

At the same time the government certified Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners as safe, federal rules barred the type of batteries used to power the airliner’s electrical systems from being carried as cargo on passenger planes because of the fire risk.

02/03/2013

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