Government watchdog says SpaceX, Boeing delays could imperil NASA’s presence on the space station

Government watchdog says SpaceX, Boeing delays could imperil NASA’s presence on the space station

A newly built tower stands at Launch Complex 41, where Boeing and United Launch Alliance will launch the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. (Phelan M. Ebenhack for The Washington Post) The two contractors that NASA has hired to build new spacecrafts to fly astronauts to the International Space Station could face further delays that push certification of their…

AT&T’s new, new unlimited data plan eliminates an annoying requirement

AT&T’s new, new unlimited data plan eliminates an annoying requirement

(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) AT&T on Thursday announced an expanded version of its unlimited data plan that does not require an additional subscription to a pay-TV service. The new unlimited plan is aimed at competing with similar offerings recently announced by Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. A single line will cost $100 a month, with the second and…

What rumors about a new screen on the next iPhone could actually mean for you

What rumors about a new screen on the next iPhone could actually mean for you

Apple senior vice president for worldwide marketing Phil Schiller announces the iPhone 6 in Cupertino, Calif., on Sept. 9, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Early excitement about the next generation of the iPhone is building months ahead of an expected fall debut. Analysts expect Apple to release three iPhones this year, but the one getting the…

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch for first time from historic Apollo-era launch site

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch for first time from historic Apollo-era launch site

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on July 8, 2011. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via Reuters) UPDATE: SpaceX postponed the mission because of an issue with the positioning of a second stage engine nozzle. Next attempt is scheduled for Sunday at 9:38 a.m. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla….

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches for first time from historic Kennedy Space Center pad

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches for first time from historic Kennedy Space Center pad

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Sunday, Feb. 19 from a historic NASA’s Kennedy Space Center launch pad which had not been used in nearly six years. The launch was successful despite concerns a day earlier that stopped the rocket from its initial takeoff. (Reuters) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Elon Musk’s SpaceX christened…

Why Verizon is still buying Yahoo on sale, despite that epic security breach

Why Verizon is still buying Yahoo on sale, despite that epic security breach

(Denis Balibouse/Reuters) When reports surfaced last week that Verizon was renegotiating its deal to acquire Yahoo, some analysts were stunned to learn how little of a price cut the telecom giant was seeking — about $250 million — despite the Web company’s well-known missteps with customer security. But on Tuesday, the two companies ultimately agreed to…

AT&T talks up its merger on Capitol Hill, but these lawmakers are skeptical

AT&T talks up its merger on Capitol Hill, but these lawmakers are skeptical

(Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images) Before AT&T can buy the media giant Time Warner for $85.4 billion, it has to convince Washington that the deal won’t harm competition. As part of that effort, AT&T and Time Warner sent U.S. lawmakers a letter on Friday arguing that, if anything, the deal will actually improve the marketplace by allowing…

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft postpones docking with space station

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft postpones docking with space station

The International Space Station’s robotic arm, lower right, reaches for the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in January 2015. (NASA TV via AP) A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that lifted off from historic launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday did not dock with the International Space Station as planned Wednesday morning after computers onboard recognized…