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September 17, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Jeff Bezos plans ’21st-century’ rocket engine

WASHINGTON — Jeff Bezos on Wednesday unveiled a proposed new rocket engine that will be developed in partnership with Boeing and Lockheed Martin to replace Russian-made engines that now dominate the rocket-engine market. Bezos’ private aerospace company, Blue Origin, will develop its BE-4 liquid-fuel engine in partnership with United Launch Alliance (ULA). ULA’s Atlas V launch…

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Comments | Topics: Blue Origin, Boeing, International Space Station

July 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Crews to try to remove Boeing 737 fuselages from Montana river

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said Saturday it’s unclear how much of challenge is involved because it’s the first…

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July 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Saturday Memo: Image change for downtown parks … Boeing equipment slides into river … Sounders play

Weather: National Weather Service forecast Changing the appeal of downtown Seattle parks: Seattle officials and downtown groups have started a revolving program of events and activities to try to turn around parks that in recent years have felt “more menacing than welcoming,” reporter Lynn Thompson writes. Soccer-viewing, ping-pong, yoga classes in Westlake Park….

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May 1, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Thursday Memo: May Day traffic mayhem … 84 degrees! … Boeing denies morale problem

Are you ready? Be prepared for planned, or not-so-planned, disruptions in downtown Seattle today as May Day events and possible May Day mayhem make things a bit messy: Commute could be disrupted in Seattle by May Day rallies, marches. Check back with us throughout the day and into the evening as events unfold. And…

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April 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Sunday Memo: Boeing engineers’ morale low … Too much crime … It’s going be hot!

Things appear rosy for Boeing, but not so much for engineers: The company expects to save a lot of money by moving 1,100 research engineering jobs out of the Puget Sound region and 200 from California to lower-pay locations. Since 2013, Boeing has announced that some 4,300 engineering jobs here are to be moved….

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April 13, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Sunday Memo: More Boeing jobs going, again … Pit bulls bad? … Sounders’ Dempsey on a roll

Boeing engineering jobs going elsewhere: You can’t have missed the news last week that Boeing is sending more engineering jobs out-of-state. And that’s despite our state giving Boeing the largest state tax break in U.S. history, notes columnist Danny Westneat. He laments the fact that there’s a fellow out there…

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