| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:56 AM
A rocket carrying 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station is scheduled to launch Friday afternoon, and should be visible across the mid-Atlantic.
Orbital Sciences Corp. is slated to launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 1:40 p.m. from...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission.
Christen McWithey is 19 years old.
McWithey, who just...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Johns Hopkins University scientists are building a telescope meant to look at space in a way no one has before, hoping to probe the blackness between planets, stars and galaxies, into deep time and the mystery of how it all began.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When it comes to preserving land and creating public parks, few government programs have succeeded like Maryland's Program Open Space. It has been one of the state's most effective weapons in the cause of protecting the environment and off-setting the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:15 AM
In a recent Sun article calling on me, and Maryland's legislature to reaffirm our longstanding commitment to parks, playgrounds, trails and fields ("Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1), Dan Rodricks does a good job of spotlighting an...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Carol Williams Hillery, a retired software engineer who worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute, died of lung cancer Friday at her Bolton Hill home. She was 69.
Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sugar Hill section of Pennsylvania Avenue and on...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed state budget is balanced in part with funds shifted from programs meant to buy parkland and protect farmland from development, according to highlights of the plan released by the governor's office.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Soon, when one North Laurel student looks to the night sky, he'll see more than stars.
Murray Hill Middle School eighth-grader Kevin He designed an experiment that soon will be on board the International Space Station as part of the Student...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:15 AM
After years of steady support for conservation, I am disheartened to hear that Gov. Martin O'Malley has decided to cut funds for land preservation programs in his proposed 2015 budget ("O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation," Jan. 16).
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:06 PM
With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA.
Lambert, the disability program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, said she is...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations.
When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Along with the Johns Hopkins University's distinction for its nation-leading haul of federal research dollars comes another for charging the government more for utilities, administrative staff and real estate than any other institution.