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Several chances for early-morning sightings of the International Space Station will arise over the next week in Maryland. In each case, the space station appears brighter than a star but much further than a plane, zipping across the dark sky, so long as...
"I flew a mother and two young daughters, probably 4 and 7 years old, and as we took off I heard this shrieking from the back of the plane," said Lin Caywood, a 12-year pilot. A mother and recent grandmother herself, Caywood thought the kids were upset...
Tags: Technology, Entertainment Events, NASA, Festive Events, Rocketry
The moon reaches its “fullest” phase at 3:26 p.m. today, so when it rises at about 6:05 p.m., it will be shining brightly, with clear skies expected. The International Space Station will meanwhile make a few passes over Maryland this week, but...
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William Charles Brubaker, a retired aeronautical engineer who was a founding trombone player in the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, died Feb. 12 at Sinai Hospital of complications from injuries he suffered near his Lutherville home. Family members said...
They use words most likely to be heard at a Scripps National Spelling Bee: chryseobacterium, aquaticum or trypticase. They envision careers in medicine, they enjoy math and science, and — between juggling schedules that include school, music and...
Tags: Schools, Middle Schools, South Korea, Students, Science
The Iota Nu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's sixth annual Harford County Public Library book dedication ceremony was held at the Abingdon Library on Feb. 2. The book donation and dedication was in honor of Black History Month. Joining members...
Tags: Technology, NASA, Science, Colleges and Universities, Culture
The International Space Station’s orbit around Earth is again aligned to pass through Baltimore’s night skies, and it may peek out through the clouds over the next four nights, unlike other recent viewing opportunities. Each night, the...
On the long journey that led to four space shuttle missions with NASA, Don Thomas faced a litany of rejections and doubts before finally being accepted into the astronaut program. These days, he has no intention of adding to his 1,000 hours in space....
There are three prime opportunities to see the International Space Station fly over Baltimore over the next week. For those who saw its last pass-over in October, the show should be just as spectacular. In each case, look for a bright light more...
Tags: NASA, Science, Weather Reports
When students in River Hill High School's Advanced Computer Science classes entered a worldwide high school robotics competition last year that involved programming International Space Station satellites, they figured their chances of winning were...
Room 110 of Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy bears a special name on the placard outside: Rocket Room. Inside, tiny screws, metal clamps, screwdrivers, power drills and colored zip ties cover tables and shelves, the...
Tags: Technology, Applied Physics, NASA, Emergency Incidents, Science
Scientists, including members of two Maryland-based teams, believe they have found ice inside craters near Mercury's poles, a discovery they say could reveal more about the "building blocks" for life on other planets. Though the small planet is closest...
Tags: NASA, Columbia University, Science
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