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World 22 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Space tourist says she's checking in at the office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talk about telecommuting.

World 22 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Space tourist enjoying her stay, ISS astronaut says

Germany's Thomas Reiter, who began a six-month stint on the space station in July, said Anousheh Ansari, a 40-year-old Iranian-American telecoms entrepreneur, was making the most of her 11 days in orbit.

World 22 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Space tourist enjoying her stay, ISS astronaut says

Germany's Thomas Reiter, who began a six-month stint on the space station in July, said Anousheh Ansari, a 40-year-old Iranian-American telecoms entrepreneur, was making the most of her 11 days in orbit.

World 22 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Branson commits $3 bln to fight global warming

NEW YORK (Reuters) - British billionaire Richard Branson on Thursday committed to spending all the profits from his airline and rail businesses -- an estimated $3 billion over the next 10 years -- on combating global warming.

World 21 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Space shuttle cleared for Thursday landing in Fla.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA cleared space shuttle Atlantis to return to Earth on Thursday, confident that unidentified objects spotted floating near the spaceship did not result from damage to its heat shield or other critical equipment.

Business 21 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

New entrepreneur policy

i>I /i>Capital once made this comment: 'We have to realise that the recovery from the 1998 recession can only be sustained if we have the foresight and courage now to discard any prevailing economic policies that are found to be redundant.'

World 20 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

NASA clears space shuttle for Thursday landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA managers on Wednesday cleared space shuttle Atlantis for a Thursday landing attempt in Florida, confident that unidentified objects spotted near the spaceship did not result from heat shield or other critical equipment damage.

World 20 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Crew cleaning up from toxic spill on space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A spill of toxic liquids aboard International Space Station on Monday set off a short-lived emergency and fears of a fire aboard the outpost.

World 20 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle looks OK, Soyuz docks at space station

HOUSTON (Reuters) - An inspection of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday found no sign of damage but cautious NASA managers ordered closer scrutiny of the ship's protective heat shield and other critical systems just to be sure.

World 20 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle looks OK, Soyuz docks at space station

HOUSTON (Reuters) - An inspection of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday found no sign of damage but cautious NASA managers ordered closer scrutiny of the ship's protective heat shield and other critical systems just to be sure.