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  • Space station supply mission launch slated to be visible Friday afternoon

    Space station supply mission launch slated to be visible Friday afternoon
    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...
  • Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

    Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space
    — 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...
  • Hopkins scientists pursue origins of the universe

    Hopkins scientists pursue origins of the universe
    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. For decades,...
  • Open Space falls short [Editorial]

    Open Space falls short  [Editorial]
    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...
  • O'Malley: Md.'s commitment to open space remains strong [Letter]

    O'Malley: Md.'s commitment to open space remains strong [Letter]
    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...
  • Carol W. Hillery

    Carol W. Hillery
    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...
  • O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation

    O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation
    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. Conservationists say...
  • Murray Hill student's experiment takes flight on ISS

    Murray Hill student's experiment takes flight on ISS
    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...
  • Cuts in funding will hurt counties' preservation programs [Letter]

    Cuts in funding will hurt counties' preservation programs [Letter]
    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). As a...
  • Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high

    Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high
    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...
  • United Way wants a new home to reflect its new mission

    United Way wants a new home to reflect its new mission
    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...
  • Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions

    Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions
    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. The federal...