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July 7, 1992 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Space Station Crash: Could a collision leave Space Station Freedom lost in space? Larry Morata, the new head of the Space Station Division of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. in Huntington Beach, said he isn't concerned about space junk or meteors colliding with the station. The company has analyzed the problem that space junk presents, Morata said, and has modified the design of the orbiting station to include aluminum shielding to protect vital parts.
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July 7, 1992 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Space Station Crash: Could a collision leave Space Station Freedom lost in space? Larry Morata, the new head of the Space Station Division of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. in Huntington Beach, said he isn't concerned about space junk or meteors colliding with the station. The company has analyzed the problem that space junk presents, Morata said, and has modified the design of the orbiting station to include aluminum shielding to protect vital parts.
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BUSINESS
March 10, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, the melting of the Cold War was seen as a doubled-edged sword for those who work in Orange County's defense industry. With the Soviet threat greatly diminished, the Pentagon and weapons makers were forced to face a troubling question: Who's the enemy? And with no clear rival, how do you justify spending billions for new weapons programs that are the industry's lifeblood? "The past two years were great for my grand-kids but bad for my business," said Richard A.
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June 25, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his most spirited defense yet of the nation's manned space program, new NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin on Wednesday launched a high-stakes campaign to save the threatened Space Station Freedom from the congressional budget ax. "Space is no longer just an experiment or a symbol," he told more than 100 leaders of the aerospace industry at a meeting in suburban Virginia. "Space is an essential part of America's future in medicine, science and technology."
BUSINESS
March 20, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coming months may be like a nerve-racking ride on Disneyland's Space Mountain for employees of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. in Huntington Beach. Several of the company's ongoing space programs are experiencing upheavals that could send employment levels spiraling downward for years to come. About 300 workers already lost their jobs in January in a cost-cutting move. Space Systems, the space subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corp.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A redesign of the space station Freedom resulting from congressional cuts in the $37-billion project has clouded the hiring plans of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co., a major contractor. Congress last month slashed space station funding to $1.9 billion from a proposed $2.45 billion for the current year and ordered NASA to come up with a simpler, less costly design.
NEWS
June 25, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his most spirited defense yet of the nation's manned space program, new NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin on Wednesday launched a high-stakes campaign to save the threatened Space Station Freedom from the congressional budget ax. "Space is no longer just an experiment or a symbol," he told more than 100 leaders of the aerospace industry at a meeting in suburban Virginia. "Space is an essential part of America's future in medicine, science and technology."
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December 5, 1994 | MATTHEW MOSK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Make no mistake about it, most people don't like to get up before a large group to give a speech. At least, that's what members of the six Conejo Valley chapters of Toastmasters International will tell you. Toastmasters is a group in which people learn to step up to the microphone with confidence. And members explain their involvement by reciting their view that the fear of public speaking outranks the fear of death 2-to-1.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1989
Kenneth A. Francis has been named executive vice president of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. and general manager of its Huntington Beach facility. During his 34 years with McDonnell Douglas, Francis has held positions at Space Systems Co., McDonnell Douglas headquarters in St. Louis and at Douglas Aircraft Co. in Long Beach.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1990
McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. in Huntington Beach won a $4.1-million contract from the Army to provide experimental, development test and research work.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coming months may be like a nerve-racking ride on Disneyland's Space Mountain for employees of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. in Huntington Beach. Several of the company's ongoing space programs are experiencing upheavals that could send employment levels spiraling downward for years to come. About 300 workers already lost their jobs in January in a cost-cutting move. Space Systems, the space subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corp.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, the melting of the Cold War was seen as a doubled-edged sword for those who work in Orange County's defense industry. With the Soviet threat greatly diminished, the Pentagon and weapons makers were forced to face a troubling question: Who's the enemy? And with no clear rival, how do you justify spending billions for new weapons programs that are the industry's lifeblood? "The past two years were great for my grand-kids but bad for my business," said Richard A.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A redesign of the space station Freedom resulting from congressional cuts in the $37-billion project has clouded the hiring plans of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co., a major contractor. Congress last month slashed space station funding to $1.9 billion from a proposed $2.45 billion for the current year and ordered NASA to come up with a simpler, less costly design.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1989
McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. in Huntington Beach won a $146.9-million increment to a contract from the Army to provide a ground-based surveillance and tracking system technology validation experiment.
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