| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:07 PM
NASA awarded a contract Monday to Science Systems and Applications Inc. to help observe the atmosphere and the sun.
The job is worth up to $103 million for the Lanham-based company.
Science Systems will design and maintain technology orbiting the...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:08 PM
For Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, campaigning in Maryland on Tuesday represented something of a political homecoming.
It was nearly 20 years ago that Gingrich, then a Georgia congressman, hatched the outlines of the "Contract with...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 2:23 PM
NASA successfully launched five rockets early this morning after nearly two weeks of delays, and here's what it looked like in case you missed it.
The rockets released chemical tracers that allow scientists to study patterns of the jet stream. The...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Regarding your recent article about the Essex SkyPark, I would like to clarify the Essex SkyPark Association's understanding of the Shapiro property easement ("Members fret over Balto. Co. plans to close Essex Skypark," Jan. 4).
The easement was prepared...
| May 25, 2012
| 5:24 PM
As the space capsule called Dragon hurtled toward the International Space Station at about 17,500 miles per hour on Friday, no space enthusiast was more enthralled than Paul Warren, a self-described "nerd" who attends Henry E. Lackey High School in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Another good opportunity to watch the International Space Station fly over Maryland occurs Thursday. With clear skies in the forecast and the spacecraft expected to be particularly bright, it could be a very good show.
Look for the spacecraft to appear...
| 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,...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:03 PM
First, the bad news: The Andromeda galaxy, an agglomeration of 1 trillion stars that is visible to the naked eye, is hurtling through space at 250,000 miles per hour — and it's coming right at us.
What's more, NASA astronomers in Baltimore said...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:02 AM
When Venus passed between Earth and the sun 251 years ago Tuesday, scientists scribbled down observations that helped calculate a rough estimate of the size of our solar system. Using crude telescopes, they watched the yellow planet move across the sun'...