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  • Progress comes slow to a space-age town

     Progress comes slow to a space-age town
    As Baltimore area natives who retired to Chincoteague in 2006, we have a first-hand view not just of the launches but of the development of the various programs, infrastructure, policies and commercial by-products related to NASA's Wallops Research...
  • The Eastern Shore's space-age opportunity

    The Eastern Shore's space-age opportunity
    This week, a commercial "freighter" rocket that began its journey into space last Wednesday about 35 miles south of Ocean City is due to dock with the International Space Station, delivering 1,300 pounds of cargo. It will eventually be loaded up with...
  • Y2K-like glitch thought responsible for Deep Impact's demise

    Y2K-like glitch thought responsible for Deep Impact's demise
    Once a week, scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park and NASA aimed satellites across the solar system to where they figured the spacecraft known as Deep Impact would have drifted since seven days earlier. They would ping it for its...
  • Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet

    Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet
    Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are set to launch a massive balloon above the skies of New Mexico this weekend for a glimpse of Comet ISON, the rare comet on its way to looping past the sun and Earth in the coming...
  • Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown

    Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown
    Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday. The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
  • Space telescope astrophysicist probes space, spreads the word

    Space telescope astrophysicist probes space, spreads the word
    Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so, as well. For two years, Kalirai, an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, worked...
  • Astronomers tracking potential 'comet of the century' later this year

    Astronomers tracking potential 'comet of the century' later this year
    A comet looping behind the sun right now could emerge this fall as a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that shines in the sky so brightly, it is visible with the naked eye around the world — if it survives. Comet C/2012 S1, dubbed Comet ISON in honor...
  • Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says

    Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says
    After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 entered into interstellar space more than a year ago. The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude that...
  • UM medical school to break ground on much-needed research space

    UM medical school to break ground on much-needed research space
    Winning a $1.6 million federal grant to buy a robotic system to store 1 million blood, urine and tissue samples was easy compared to finding space for it at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The "monster" machine, to be known as the...
  • Hidden Maryland: NASA Goddard clean room

    Hidden Maryland: NASA Goddard clean room
    — Once you've passed through a vestibule, an air shower, a changing room and three more doors separating the grime of life from the "clean room" where NASA is building the James Webb Space Telescope, a gust of 72-degree filtered air greets your...
  • Lieber Institute expanding at Johns Hopkins research park

    Lieber Institute expanding at Johns Hopkins research park
    Slices from thousands of brains fill nearly a dozen freezers set to 112 degrees below zero on the top floor of a research building at the Johns Hopkins Science + Technology Park. Inside those slices might be the secrets to schizophrenia and other mental...
  • Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives

    Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives
    A few years ago, Verron "Ron" Brade led a move to change the way technical employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center move up from doing the work to supervising the workers. Key to preparing the Clarksville resident to lead the effort, he said, was...