Boeing Board Approves Quarterly Dividend of 42 Cents a Share

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CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney reports that the board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of forty-two (42) cents per share.

The dividend is payable December 2, 2011, to shareholders of record as of November 11, 2011.

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WHITECAP LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS

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Joff Brown and Simon Clay have joined forces to create Whitecap, a company aimed at delivering comprehensive management and brokerage services to private and sponsored campaigns, performance yachts and the super yacht industry. Whitecap operates from offices in Hamble, Monaco and Genoa and already has a number of high profile IMOCA/Open 60’s on its books, including the competitive IMOCA 60s ‘AVIVA’ and ‘Artemis’ as well as the Tripp 92 ‘Shaman’.

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Hooray for glovebox milestone – and faster computers

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The MSG will enable astronauts on board the ISS to perform a wide variety of materials, combustion, fluids and biotechnology experiments as well as investigations in the microgravity environment. It can also accommodate minor repairs and servicing of hardware requiring a controlled working environment. The facility offers users a wide range of innovative, utilization alternatives from manual control by astronauts via laptop computers to fully automated and remote control from Earth (telescience). A permanent data exchange link with ground stations is also ensured.
The MSG will be integrated and used in the US Destiny Laboratory for a projected operational period of ten years.

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31 October 2011
It is the Microgravity Science Glovebox and it comes from Europe. And it has now logged 10 000 hours of research in space. But there is no time for a celebration: it is now busy pointing the way to a new generation of speed-of-light computers.

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Nannini and Peggs with Class40 Financial Crisis take the lead in the GOR

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Conrad Colman heads aloft – Photo Cessna Citation

Since the second day of racing in Leg 1 of the double-handed, Class40 Global Ocean Race (GOR), third place has been held by the New Zealand-Spanish team of Conrad Colman and Hugo Ramon with their Akilaria RC2 Class40, Cessna Citation. Since the two leading boats in the GOR fleet crossed the Leg 1 finish line in Cape Town on Friday, Colman and Ramon have held pole position in the main pack of four Class40s, but after 35 days of racing, the two former Mini 6.50 sailors dropped from third to fourth place at 09:00 GMT on Monday morning, handing the lead to Marco Nannini and Paul Peggs on Financial Crisis.

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Boeing to Establish Commercial Crew Program Office in Florida

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Boeing selects Florida for business advantage of facilities and location, and experienced workforce
CST-100 spacecraft to be manufactured and operated at Kennedy Space Center

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Oct. 31, 2011 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced plans to consolidate its Commercial Crew program office, manufacturing and operations at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Boeing, in partnership with Space Florida, has an arrangement to use the Orbiter Processing Facility-3 (OPF-3) to manufacture, assemble, and test the company’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft.

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ATK to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

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MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ATK (NYSE: ATK) will webcast its investor conference call on fiscal year 2012 second quarter financial results, which will be announced November 3, prior to the opening of the market. In addition to discussion of the quarterly results, the Company may discuss its outlook and financial guidance for future periods during the call. Conference call details are as follows:

This call is being webcast by CCBN and can be accessed at ATK’s web site at www.atk.com, Investor Relations; Investor Information; Webcasts. Information about downloading Windows Media Player software, which is required to access the webcast, will be available on the website.

When:
10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, November 3, 2011.

Who:
Mark DeYoung, President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Sexton, Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer
Steve Wold, Vice President, Treasurer, and Investor Relations

Telephone recording: For those who cannot participate in the live webcast, a telephone recording of the conference call will be available. The telephone number is 719-457-0820, and the confirmation code is 5442458. The recording will be available for one month after the call.

Institutional investors can access the call via CCBN’s password-protected event management site, StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com).

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ATK and Air Force Successfully Test New Large Class Stage III Rocket Motor

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ATK Rocket Motor Represents Air Force’s First Investment in Developing Potential Family of Motors Capability

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ATK (NYSE: ATK) and the United States Air Force successfully tested ATK’s newly developed Large Class (92-inch diameter) Stage III solid rocket motor at the Air Force’s Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in Tennessee.

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Second place for De Lage Landen in Race 4 of Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race

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De Lage Landen have scored their best result of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race so far, finishing the Race 4 from Cape Town to Geraldton in second place.

The team crossed the finish line at 1405 local time (0605 UTC) racing in under an easterly breeze towards the Geraldton shoreline at more than eleven knots.

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