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Virgin Galactic mechanic shares the story of how he became tasked with maintaining the craft that will carry civilians into space.

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Turnaround guru John Chen shares how he plans to breathe new life into another ailing company.


Steve Huffman wanted to make a big change to Reddit's rules when he became CEO. But his initial idea, he said Wednesday, was a mistake.


The real thing will look nothing like 'The Martian,' says the book's author.


He even fought with his friends over who could be Captain Kirk.


Amazon chief executive Jeffrey Bezos said Wednesday his company is wholly aligned with Apple in its fight against government investigators who asked Apple to break its own encryption programs so they could gain access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorists. Bezos said his company is also embracing that kind of technology that would […]

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Chief executive, Amazon.com
Owner, The Washington Post
Founder, Blue Origin
Charles Bolden
Administrator, NASA
Martine Rothblatt
Chairman, United Therapeutics Corporation
Vinton G. Cerf
Chief Internet evangelist, Google
Arati Prabhakar
Director, DARPA
Helen Greiner
Founder, CyPhy Works

Betsy Page Sigman, professor of operations and information management at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business interviewed Shankar Chandran, vice president of Samsung Electronics on May 18. Samsung Electronics was a sponsor of Transformers, a live event by The Washington Post.


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