Articles by Peter Pae



Sea Satellite Venture Takes Off

  • 07 February 06
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
A team of Russians and Americans will be far out in the Pacific at the equator Wednesday to send a 4,275-kilogram television satellite into orbit from a floating launch pad.

Emigres' Firm Aims to Soar With Blimp

  • 18 January 06
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
It's the blimp industry's David and Goliath. An obscure Tarzana, California, firm run by Russian emigres is locked in competition with Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, to win a Pentagon contract to build 270-meter-long, blimp-like aircraft to move cargo and troops into combat zones.

Space Flight Bound for Virgin Territory

  • 29 September 04
  • The Los Angeles Times
Richard Branson, the daredevil British billionaire and owner of Virgin Atlantic Airways, said Monday that he was launching a commercial rocket service that would take well-heeled passengers for a suborbital ride into space.

U.S. Regulators Recall 6,000 Segway Scooters

  • 29 September 03
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
A Jetsons-like stand-up scooter, ridden by everyone from U.S. President George W. Bush to Jay Leno, has fallen down in the eyes of safety regulators.

Europe Fields 'Hippest-Ever' Mission to Mars

  • 03 June 03
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
On Christmas Day, Europe's first planetary explorer is expected to touch down on Mars, pop open like a clamshell and belt out a catchy little tune by the British pop band Blur.

Battered Boeing Sees Turbulence Ahead

  • 18 October 02
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
Battered by a slump in the commercial aircraft business, Boeing Co. reported sharply lower third-quarter earnings Wednesday and acknowledged that a downturn in the airline industry could well last through 2004.

Aircraft Crowd Plane Cemetery

  • 16 October 01
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
One of the busiest airports in the United States these days is a place where most of the airplanes that land never take off again.

Koreans Pay To Work in U.S. Poultry Factories

On the Trail of the Golden Bullfrog