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  • Bright Minds: Danielle Hilliard, air and missile defense

    Bright Minds: Danielle Hilliard, air and missile defense
    “The combat system is the brain that helps you fire ‘the bullet,’ which is actually an extremely complex missile,” Danielle Hilliard says of her highly technical job in air and missile defense. She uses simple visual images to...
  • From Lime Kiln Middle School to the final frontier

    From Lime Kiln Middle School to the final frontier
    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...
  • Chances for early-morning International Space Station sightings arise this week

    Chances for early-morning International Space Station sightings arise this week
    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...
  • Naval Academy astronauts return to inspire next generation

    Naval Academy astronauts return to inspire next generation
    The course is Human Space Flight. The subject for today: analogues — the scenarios found in the world or contrived in the laboratory that NASA uses to simulate work and life aboard a space ship. Naval Academy professor Ken Reightler leads the...
  • Girls take wing at annual flying festival in Frederick

    Girls take wing at annual flying festival in Frederick
    "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...
  • Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week

    Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week
    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...
  • River Hill team hoping for repeat in international robotics competition

    River Hill team hoping for repeat in international robotics competition
    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...
  • Spot the International Space Station over the next four nights

    Spot the International Space Station over the next four nights
    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...
  • Harford Public Library receives book donation in honor of Black History Month

    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...
  • Former astronaut tells Maryvale students to aim high, literally and figuratively

    Former astronaut tells Maryvale students to aim high, literally and figuratively
    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....
  • 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...
  • William C. Brubaker, founding Colts band member

    William C. Brubaker, founding Colts band member
    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...