| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:18 AM
A privately owned rocket that is part of efforts to grow the commercial space industry will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Wednesday evening, and it will be visible from Maryland.
Orbital Sciences Corp., a Dulles, Va.-based...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Baltimore is Monday's photo of the day on NASA's Earth Observatory website, giving a glimpse of Charm City by night as seen from space.
You can see the photo above, or check out a larger original version as well as an annotated copy on NASA's website....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:40 PM
NASA announced plans Tuesday for a mission to explore the interior of Mars, passing over two finalist proposals from Maryland institutions for the space agency's next relatively low-cost space mission.
InSight, a project of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:25 PM
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, launching a mission to study Earth's radiation belts using a pair of NASA satellites designed and built by scientists at the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:20 AM
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, I have one for you. It came to mind last week when I heard of the death of Neil Armstrong, famed for being the first to set foot upon the Moon. His boyish face appeared on many photos through the years,...