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  • Sally Ride had the cool to break the barriers

    Sally Ride had the cool to break the barriers
    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...
  • See the International Space Station in night sky this week

    See the International Space Station in night sky this week
    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...
  • Science Center visitors get insider's view of Curiosity rover

    Science Center visitors get insider's view of Curiosity rover
    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...
  • Scientists discover colliding clusters of stars

    Scientists discover colliding clusters of stars
    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...
  • Three prime opportunities to view International Space Station ahead

    Three prime opportunities to view International Space Station ahead
    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...
  • Hopkins researchers readying for blast-off in study of early galaxy growth

    Hopkins researchers readying for blast-off in study of early galaxy growth
    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...
  • A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action

    A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action
    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...
  • NASA mission believed to have discovered ice on Mercury

    NASA mission believed to have discovered ice on Mercury
    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...
  • Federal innovation a matter of perspective

    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...
  • Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum comes to Harford

    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...
  • Antares rocket launch from NASA Wallops rescheduled for Friday, at earliest

    Antares rocket launch from NASA Wallops rescheduled for Friday, at earliest
    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...
  • International Space Station to make several passes over Maryland

    International Space Station to make several passes over Maryland
    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...