Boeing lands Starliner capsule, completing a crucial test flight

Boeing’s Starliner capsule lands in White Sands, New Mexico on May 25, 2022 to complete the OFT-2 mission. NASATV Boeing landed its uncrewed Starliner spacecraft in the New Mexico desert on Wednesday, completing a crucial test flight as the company prepares to carry astronauts. Starliner landed at the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range, after … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner OFT-2 launch update: What’s at stake

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen as it is rolled out to the launchpad for the OFT-2 mission scheduled to lift off on May 19, 2022. Joel Kowsky | NASA Boeing is set to make another attempt to reach the International Space Station with its Starliner vsassume … Read more

Boeing considers redesigning crucial valve for Starliner space capsule

Boeing’s Starliner capsule for the Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission is lifted on top of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket on May 4, 2022. Frank Michaux/NASA Boeing is examining whether to redesign the propulsion valves on its Starliner crew capsule, a crucial system that has kept the company from flying astronauts for NASA … Read more

Rocket Lab CEO touts helicopter catch of rocket as key toward reusable goals

The Electron booster comes into view of the company’s helicopter for the catch. RocketLab Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck heralded the company’s first attempt on Monday to catch its Electron rocket booster using a helicopter after launch as “phenomenal,” telling CNBC that the test “achieved 99%” of the company’s goals toward reusing rockets. “Yesterday was … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches NASA Crew-4 astronaut mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft Freedom launches the Crew-4 mission from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 27, 2022. Aubrey Gemignani | NASA SpaceX launched a group of astronauts for NASA early Wednesday morning, with Elon Musk’s company now having sent 26 people to orbit in less … Read more

Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other hotels crack down on human trafficking

Human trafficking generates about $150 billion a year globally in illegal profits, according to the International Labor Organization, and poses a complicated challenge for major hotel chains. In 2020 there were more than 10,000 reported cases of human trafficking in the US, with 72% of those related to sex trafficking, according to the National Human … Read more

Gold price kicks off Q2 with $30 losses, but $2k mark expected to be hit soon – analysts

(Kitco News) After a stellar first quarter, gold’s April trading started on a sour note as prices dropped $30 on the day amid rising yields. But analysts are keeping a close eye on the 2-year and the 10-year Treasury yields and what the inversion means for gold. The main event Friday … Read more

Sports fanatics should consider buying these three stocks, Jim Cramer says

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday offered three stock picks for investors who dream of owning a professional sports team but can’t afford to pay up billions of dollars. “Owning the common stock won’t let you weigh in on the trades or attend the owners’ meetings, go through the draft — you’re very much along for … Read more

Cramer’s week ahead: Brace for negativity

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday advised investors to brace themselves against Wall Street’s negativity next week as concerns over a possible recession mount. “I do believe that our economy’s headed for a slowdown — that’s just what rate hikes do. But a slowdown doesn’t necessarily translate into a horrific, crash-landing recession. … There are many … Read more

New Jersey deli owner Hometown International to do Makamer merger

Your Hometown Deli in Paulsboro, NJ Google Earth Hometown International — that odd, publicly traded company with a market capitalization of more than $100 million despite owning just one small New Jersey deli — has announced plans to merge with Makamer, a private bioplastics start-up firm. The money-losing Your Hometown Deli in Paulsboro, NJ, which … Read more