Chicago-based Boeing announced new plans on Monday to build space shuttles for people and cargo. Boeing will build reusable capsules that can take up to seven people into space.Ever since NASA's space shuttle program ended, the U.S.
This week I got what we call in the biz a "plum assignment." I joined a group of Chicago-area teachers aboard a jet designed to create weightless conditions. It does this by parabolic flight -- a steep climb followed by a controlled nosedive.