Aviation and space

Boeing will own 80% of joint venture with Embraer

The Brazilian company brings engineering talent that Boeing could tap for the new 797.

Rocket developed by Japan startup in flames after liftoff

Interstellar Technologies believed the rocket suffered a glitch in its main engine.

747 helps zip state cherries to China from Grant County

Up until now the fruit has been shipped from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Redmond’s Planetary Resources has burned through its money

The would-be asteroid-miner has fizzled, but there remains a lot of optimism in the space sector here.

Trump’s proposed ‘Space Force’ has its roots in comic culture

Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik helped fuel a cultural appetite for space-oriented entertainment.

Boeing robot submarine is back, roaming the California coast

Echo Voyager can reach a maximum depth of 11,000 feet, with a top speed of about 9 mph.

Tesla-loving Norway wants to be a pioneer in electric planes

Creating aircraft that will withstand the weather conditions of Norway may pose a challenge.

Airbus threatens to leave Britain over Brexit process

Airbus, like many companies, is vulnerable to Brexit because of its international supply chain.

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products.

Boeing wins big 777 and 767 freighter order from FedEx

The combined 767 and 777 order for 24 widebody aircraft is worth $6.6 billion at list prices.

Troublesome new engines for Boeing, Airbus disrupt airlines

Technical problems with the most advanced models of jet engines are grounding numerous planes.

Trump says he’s directing Pentagon to create new Space Force

The president the Pentagon branch would be “separate but equal” from the Air Force.

Better Wi-Fi, heat-resistant engines among aviation testing

Aviation manufacturers look toward a more automated future, including planes piloted by computers.

Boring Company to build Chicago-to-O’Hare rapid transport

Each electric vehicle in the proposed tunnel system would travel at speeds of 125 to 150 mph.

Spacewalking astronauts set up TV cameras for arriving ships

Until SpaceX and Boeing fly astronauts, NASA must rely on Russia for getting to and from the outpost.

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

It may be several days before there’s enough sunlight to recharge Opportunity’s battery.

Port of Moses Lake considers a bid for Boeing’s next jetliner

The company already has a presence at the Eastern Washington city’s airport.

China’s 747 diplomacy shows influence in Trump-Kim talks

Kim lacks the aircraft to ensure his safety on the almost 3,000-mile journey.

FAA is too tough on drones, federal science panel says

Regulators need to balance the overall benefits of drones, the advisers say.

Goodyear targets pilot shortage for its new airships

Only 128 people are qualified to fly airships in the U.S. About 17 are paid to do it full time.