| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Sally Ride had the coolest name. Perfect for the first American woman in space.
On that day in 1983 when she shattered the ultimate glass ceiling aboard the shuttle Challenger, many in the crowd of a quarter-million people watching the launch — a...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Opportunities to watch the International Space Station fly over Maryland arise in the coming days.
Viewing opportunities only occur sporadically, based on the spacecraft’s orbit route and its position relative to the sun and Earth. They often occur...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Visitors to the Maryland Science Center's "SpaceLink" exhibit had an extra source to answer questions about Mars rover Curiosity on Monday -- a scientist who helped develop one of its instruments.
Jennifer Stern, a space research scientist at the NASA...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Half a century ago, a nearby cluster of stars appeared to astronomers as a single glowing ball of gas.
As recently as 15 years ago, scientists realized it was in fact a cluster of stars but were convinced they all must have formed at the same time and...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:12 AM
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...
| Dec 1, 2012
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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:39 PM
After last June's derecho — and Tropical Storms Irene and Isabel before it — Rodgers Forge resident Nancy Slaterback was fed up with power outages.
"The problem's getting worse. It's not getting better," she told members of the Public Service...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
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...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The federal government has an innovation problem — or does it?
The answer depends on whom you ask.
Federal employees surveyed over the past three years have had a declining view of government innovation. But that doesn't mean Uncle Sam doesn't...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum has been taking the Glenn L. Martin Company rocket age history on the road to Harford County. Thanks to support from the Dresher Foundation, the museum is offering its outreach STEM education program "From Sand...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:57 AM
A commercial rocket launch that was scheduled for Wednesday but aborted has been pushed to Friday, at the earliest.
The next attempt is "tentatively" set for Friday, assuming that issues forcing the delay are resolved, according to Orbital Sciences...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:29 AM
The International Space Station is making several passes over Maryland this week, a handful of which will be visible in the night sky so long as skies stay clear.
Some nights the spacecraft will appear brighter than others, and some nights its flyover...