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March 20, 2001 | PETER PAE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving quickly to avoid potential disruption, Boeing Co. on Monday named Randy Brinkley, a former manager for NASA, as president of its satellite-making unit in El Segundo. The appointment comes less than two weeks after two top executives of Boeing Satellite Systems abruptly resigned in the first major shake-up since Boeing acquired the business for $3.75 billion six months ago. Brinkley, 56, had been named acting president at the time, replacing Tig H.
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March 20, 2001 | PETER PAE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving quickly to avoid potential disruption, Boeing Co. on Monday named Randy Brinkley, a former manager for NASA, as president of its satellite-making unit in El Segundo. The appointment comes less than two weeks after two top executives of Boeing Satellite Systems abruptly resigned in the first major shake-up since Boeing acquired the business for $3.75 billion six months ago. Brinkley, 56, had been named acting president at the time, replacing Tig H.
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December 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
The first occupants of the future international space station will arrive months later than planned because of the anticipated delay in launching a critical Russian part, a top NASA official said Thursday. NASA astronaut William Shepherd and two Russian cosmonauts were supposed to fly to the space station in May 1998, six months after the launch of the first station component.
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May 16, 1997 | From Associated Press
Space shuttle Atlantis sped toward Russia's orbiting Mir station Thursday to deliver urgently needed repair equipment and a fresh American astronaut to replace one who has been aboard through numerous breakdowns and a fire. Atlantis is expected to reach Mir late today for the sixth, and perhaps the most important, docking with the space station.
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February 7, 1997 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Reflecting a deepening crisis in the International Space Station program, NASA is making a highly unusual $20-million emergency loan to cash-starved Russian aerospace concerns that are eight months behind schedule in building a key component, NASA chief Daniel S. Goldin disclosed Thursday. NASA's loan comes amid increasing concern that Russia's problems could jeopardize the entire international project.
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February 22, 2003 | James F. Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Boeing Co., reshuffling top management of its ailing satellite business for the second time in three years, named one of its defense executives Friday to be president of the El Segundo-based Satellite Systems group. David Ryan, formerly deputy general manager of Boeing's Space and Intelligence Systems unit, replaced Randy Brinkley effective immediately, Boeing said. The shake-up comes as the commercial side of Boeing's satellite division, which it acquired in 2000 from Hughes Electronics Corp.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2001
Andrew R. Coulson has been named chief executive of Broadband Interactive Group in Irvine, a privately held company specializing in interactive television programming. He had been a consultant to the company. Before that, Coulson was a member of the senior executive staff at the Samueli Foundation and spent six years as vice president of systems and operations at Monitor Labs. He also was at TRW Electronic Systems Group for 11 years. In addition, C.J.
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January 3, 2003 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Boeing Co. said Thursday that it should be immune from any penalties or sanctions arising from allegations by the State Department that its El Segundo-based satellite unit illegally provided China with sensitive space technology in the mid-1990s. Boeing's statement came after the State Department last week ratcheted up pressure on the aerospace giant by issuing it a "charging letter."
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December 3, 1993 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Under a waning moon, the space shuttle Endeavour arced into orbit Thursday on a plume of superheated steam and fire, beginning a planned 11-day effort to retrieve and repair the $1.5-billion Hubble Space Telescope. Once in space, Endeavour pilot Ken Bowersox wasted no time in starting the two-day orbital ballet that will bring the shuttle into grappling distance of the telescope by Saturday.
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March 8, 2001 | PETER PAE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two top executives at El Segundo-based Boeing Satellite Systems resigned Wednesday in the first major shake-up since Boeing Co. acquired the commercial satellite maker five months ago. The Seattle-based aerospace company said Tig H. Krekel, president of the unit, and Joseph H. DeSarla, executive vice president, announced their intention to leave the company to "pursue other opportunities." The company provided no further explanation for the resignations.
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July 17, 1994 | MARCIA DUNN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hundreds of people clustered around the TV in the lobby of New York's LaGuardia Airport that Sunday in July, watching as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. Dan Goldin sat there, transfixed, as his flight to Boston left without him. Goldin was so proud to have had a small part in Apollo 11. His company built the engine of the lunar lander that carried the astronauts to the surface that day--July 20, 1969.
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