| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:03 AM
“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...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 6:41 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:03 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 1:39 PM
"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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:27 AM
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...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:51 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:03 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:27 PM
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.
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:45 PM
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....
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:43 PM
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...